Thank you for your interest in our survey, which is being conducted as part of a psychological doctoral thesis at the Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf in cooperation with the Fresenius University of Applied Sciences, Department of Psychology, in Frankfurt am Main.

Aim of the project: In the project we want to find out under which circumstances certain human beliefs, experiences and attitudes are experienced as frightening, stressful or pleasant. Depending on how these experiences are experienced, quality of life and well-being are influenced positively or negatively. This in turn may have an impact on the development of mental health problems. We have developed a questionnaire for this purpose, which is then statistically compared with two already established questionnaires on personality traits and life satisfaction.

Selection of participants: All persons over 18 years of age who have a good knowledge of German can participate.

Procedure: After questions on gender, age, level of education, religious affiliation and the presence of an (acute) mental illness, the newly developed questionnaire will follow. Then you will be presented with two already established questionnaires on personality traits and life satisfaction. Completing all questionnaires takes about 60 minutes.

The guidelines for good ethical research stipulate that participants in empirical studies must give their explicit and comprehensible consent to take part.

Voluntariness: Your participation in this study is voluntary. You are free to withdraw from this study at any time without any disadvantage.

Anonymity: Your data is of course confidential, will only be collected and analysed in anonymous form, and will not be passed on to third parties. Demographic data such as age or gender do not allow any clear conclusion to be drawn about your person.

General information: Our project is carried out in accordance with European and national data protection regulations. The responsible ethics committee of the medical faculty of the Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf has examined and approved this project.

Questions: If you have any questions about this study, you will find an imprint with the contact details of the study director below.

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Dipl.Psych. Andrea Lauber, Heinrich-Heine Universität Düsseldorf – 2021