Formal Consent Form 

Name of Researcher, Faculty, Department, Telephone & Email:

Title of Project:

Investigating the relationship between procrastination and work

This consent form, which you can now print or save, is only part of the process of informed consent. If you want more details about something mentioned here, or information not included here, you should feel free to ask. Please take the time to read this carefully and to understand any accompanying information.

The University of Calgary Conjoint Faculties Research Ethics Board has approved this research study.

Purpose of the Study:

To better determine why people tend to procrastinate.

What Will I Be Asked To Do?

You will be asked to read and answer about 91 questions pertaining to procrastination and, if you choose, some demographic information.

What Type of Personal Information Will Be Collected?

No personal identifying information will be collected in this study, and all participants shall remain anonymous. Should you agree to participate, you may voluntarily choose to reveal your age, gender, educational level, ethnicity, work background, general residence, and family status. You may choose to give all, some or none of this demographic information and still complete the study.

Are there Risks or Benefits if I Participate?

The benefits are that you learn about how much you procrastinate compared to other people and a few helpful tips about how to reduce it. This information is based on your own self-report and will be consistent with your knowledge of yourself.

What Happens to the Information I Provide?

The data will be stored in a secure computer file with a single disk back-up in the principal investigator’s University Office. At no point will anyone be able to connect your responses to you.


If you have any further questions or want clarification regarding this research and/or your participation, please contact:

If you have any concerns about the way you’ve been treated as a participant, please contact Bonnie Scherrer, Ethics Resource Officer, Research Services Office, University of Calgary at (403) 220-3782; email


By clicking the "I Agree" button below, you: 1) understand to your satisfaction the information provided to you about your participation in this research project, and 2) agree to participate as a research subject.

In no way does this waive your legal rights nor release the investigators, sponsors, or involved institutions from their legal and professional responsibilities. You are free to withdraw from this research project at any time. You should feel free to ask for clarification or new information throughout your participation.

Please print or save a copy of this consent form for your records and reference.