Dear participants,

This survey is about the visibility and perception of professors in sport economics/management/sociology in university teaching and supervision. It is targeted at students, PhD students, and Post-doc researchers in these disciplines.

This study is part of a research project funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and is being carried out by Prof. Dr. Pamela Wicker (Bielefeld University, Germany).

We kindly ask you to complete the 5-10 minute online questionnaire.

All respondents who have completed the survey have the chance to participate in a raffle of 10x50€ (about 53 USD) at the end of the survey. The registration for the raffle is voluntary.

Data protection and publication

The questionnaire is anonymous and it will not be possible to identify you or any individual from the data you provide. The anonymized data will be stored on an internal and password protected server and will be kept for 10 years according to the retention policy of Bielefeld University.

All respondents' data are treated confidentially and will only be used for scientific purposes.

Ethical conduct

The study is classified as ethically appropriate by the Ethics Committee of Bielefeld University in accordance to the Ethical Guidelines of the German Society of Psychology (DGP) and the Professional Association of German Psychologists (BdP).

Voluntary participation

The participation in the survey is completely voluntary. You can withdraw at any time, without explanation or penalty.

If you have any questions or require further information about this project, please contact

Prof. Dr. Pamela Wicker (,

Dr. Katrin Scharfenkamp (, or

Lara Lesch (

Statement on agreement

I confirm that I have read and understood the information package. I understand that my participation in this study is voluntary and that I am free to withdraw at any time, without explanation or penalty.