Researchers at Case Western Reserve University would like you to take part in a voluntary research study about how trust and leadership behaviors through a lens of the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion climate impact employees’ career satisfaction and their intentions to stay or leave the organization. The specific research question is: What are the mediating effects of trust on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion climate and leadership behavior related to career advancement satisfaction and turnover intentions? Participants can stop being in the study at any time.
This study is only for people who are between the ages of 21-70 and work in the US in professional level roles. You are being asked to complete a survey with questions that are about measuring each construct contained within the research model. The constructs include Career Advancement Satisfaction, Turnover Intentions, Trust, Leadership Behavior and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion climate. The survey will take approximately 15 minutes, over the course of one session.
Participating will not directly benefit you, but your participation will assist with gaining a better understanding of how trust affects levels of career satisfaction and turnover intentions within an organization as evaluated by leadership behaviors and the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion climate. There is an unlikely possibility you may not like some of the questions or that they may make you uncomfortable. You can refuse to answer any of the questions, take a break, or stop your participation in this study at any time. Compensation will not be provided for completing this survey.
There is a rare risk for a loss of confidentiality any time data is collected. Whether or not you participate will not be known to your employer, and should not affect your standing with them. Even though we are not collecting obvious identifiers like your name, depending on how you answer some of the questions, there may be a chance someone could figure out who you are. The researchers might use your de-identified data from this study for future research studies or share it with other researchers without asking your permission first. Research records will be kept in a secure location and access will be limited to the researchers, the Institutional Review Board (who protects research participants), and regulatory agencies. In any sort of report we might publish, we will not include any information that will make it possible to identify a participant. If you have any other questions, concerns or complaints about the study, you may contact the Co-Investigator, Dalithia Smith, at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to talk about concerns with the study with someone other than the researchers, please contact email@example.com or (216) 368-4514.