I am doing a research study on sexual esteem. I am interested in developing a survey that will measure not just self-esteem related to sexuality, but different aspects of sexual esteem like confidence in sexual skills and feeling accepted by a partner. The survey is anonymous and confidential.
I am looking for people to volunteer for my research study. If you participate, you will take a simple survey over the internet. At the end of the survey (about 30 minutes), you can enter a raffle to win a $40 Visa giftcard.
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A little about me and why I'm doing this:
My name is Kat. I am a graduate student in the Human Sexuality Studies. This research is for my Master’s Thesis.The reason I'm doing it is because there are no good survey measures out there that really look at self-esteem related to sexuality. Being in a numbers-lovin' society, being able to really evaluate abstract things like self-esteem is important. It is the numbers generated by research studies that convince the government and other funding agencies to give money to social services like rape victim support, GLBT resources, positive body image campaigns, etc. Also, without a good way to look at self-esteem and mental health, journalists, government agencies, media, and society in general tend to use public statistics which are always problem oriented. I'm tired of people talking about queer mental health in the context of suicide rates and hate crimes, so I'm trying to give people a way to discuss issues around sexuality that are NOT based on arrests, crime statistics, and law-suits. Volunteering for this study would really help me out in working towards this goal. Thanks!