Dr. Frances Shen, an Associate Professor in the Psychology Department at the University of Illinois at Springfield (UIS), is conducting a research study on the impact of body image on the psychological well-being of Asian American men and women.
They're looking for individuals who (1) identify as an Asian American man or woman and (2) are at least 18 years of age to complete an anonymous web-based survey about Asian Americans' body image-related experiences and attitudes.
The entire study should take approximately 50-60 minutes. As a thank you, participants who complete the survey can enter into a lottery drawing to win one of four $25 gift certificates or one of four $50 gift certificates.
Here are some more details about the study:
Asian American Body Image Scale
Principal Investigator: Frances Shen, PhD
Research Assistants: Brittany Sievers, Trenton Adams, and Ragini Srikrishna
Institution: University of Illinois at Springfield
This research is being conducted by Dr. Frances Shen, an Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Illinois at Springfield (UIS). The main purpose of this research is to develop a body image measure for Asian American men and women. This page will provide information about this research study. If you choose to participate in this research, you will be asked to read and indicate consent at the bottom of this page. You can print a copy of this page for your records.
You can participate in this research if: (1) you identify as an Asian American man or woman, and (2) you are 18 years of age or older.
This research will consist of a survey that will last approximately 50-60 minutes. You will be provided with several items about Asian American body image-related experiences and attitudes. For each item, you will be asked to respond based on your personal experiences and values. The survey can be completed online on a computer at a location of your choice. No identifying information will be collected. The researchers will not know who supplied what answers. You will not be asked to provide your name, and all data from this study will be reported in a group format by gender. Data from this study will be stored on a password protected computer in a locked research office.
Your participation in this study is completely voluntary. Participants who complete the survey can enter into a lottery drawing to win one of four $25 gift certificates or one of four $50 gift certificates to Amazon.com.
For further information about the study, and to participate, go here.