Many thanks for your interest in taking part in this study, which has been granted ethical approval by the Anthropology Department at the University of Durham, UK.
The purpose of this study is to investigate the relationship between personality variables and aspects of personal identity. The questionnaire is open to everyone, however you identify.
A key component of the study is the experience of 'coming out', which is an important part of identity for many people. It is not necessary for you to have come out in order to take part in this study - in fact, we are keen to obtain data from as many different types of people as possible.
Clicking below will take you to a 16 page questionnaire which will ask you a series of questions about your identity and your experiences of that identity in a number of different areas of life, including sexuality, relationships, religion and politics.
Some of the questions are personal in nature, but you will never be asked for any identifying infomation so answers cannot be traced back to you. All data is stored electronically, using a secure password to which only the lead researcher has access. You are under no obligation to answer any question you do not wish to, and you can withdraw from the study at any time by closing this window. Data is stored anonymously and treated in the strictest confidence.
If you would like to know more about the study before taking part, please contact the lead researcher using the contact form you will find here.
The questionnaire will take about 15-20 minutes to complete.
If the questionnaire causes you any anxiety or if you want to know more about the issues raised, the final page contains a link to some useful resources. Feel free to click through to that page at any time.
Please click below if you consent to taking part in the study, or navigate away if you do not.
Jamie F. Lawson
Department of Anthropology
University of Durham