Online Research Consent Form

This research study entitled "Workplace Attitudes and Preferences: Rate Your Boss" is being conducted by Drs. Adam Troy and Jamie Smith of Pixel Leadership Group and explores how people evaluate great leaders across organizations. Your decision to participate or decline participation in this study is completely voluntary and you have the right to terminate your participation at any time. If you do not wish to participate in this study just close your browser. Please read the information below before deciding whether or not to participate.

We are trying to learn more about the types of leaders, teams, and organizations that people prefer and are associated with workplace satisfaction and happiness.

If you volunteer to participate in this study, we ask you to do the following things. You will be asked to complete some online questionnaires that will give us general background information on yourself, your workplace preferences, as well as to respond to questions about your current manager, team, and organization. This is expected to take about approximately 15 to 20 minutes.

We believe there are no risks to individuals participating in this survey beyond those that exist in your general activities of daily life.

Although some people enjoy completing surveys like this, you are not expected to benefit directly from participation.  We believe that the results of the study will help us understand the types of leaders and organizations that lead individuals to be more satisfied, engaged, productive, and innovative.

You will not be paid for participating in this research study. As a token of our appreciation for your participation, you will have the opportunity to enter a drawing for one of three $100 gift cards at that is open only to participants in this research project.*

Your participation in this research will be completely confidential. If any reference is made to your data, identifying information will be removed and no reference will be made to your name or other characteristics of your data that may refer to you uniquely. Possible outlets of dissemination for the data and findings may include journal publications, media releases, print or online news articles, product development, and internal or external training. 

Your participation in this study is completely voluntary. If you volunteer to be in this study, you may withdraw at any time without consequences of any kind. You may also elect not to answer any questions you don’t want to answer and still remain in the study. 

You may decide to participate, decline, or withdraw from participation without penalty. Your decision will have no effect on your current or future relationship with Pixel Leadership Group, LLC or use of You are not waiving any legal claims, rights or remedies because of your participation in this research study.  This research project was approved by the Pixel Leadership Group Ethics Board. Concerns about the research participants may be directed to PLG Ethics Board, Pixel Leadership Group, 143 Boardman-Canfield Road, Suite 351, Boardman, OH 44512, by email at, or by phone at (330) 366-6762. To reach the supervising researchers directly, please contact Dr. Adam Troy at (201) 232-8885 or You can also reach Dr. Jamie Smith at (330) 861-3930 or
Please print a copy of this consent for your records, if you so desire.
*See for complete Gift Card terms and conditions. To be eligible for the prize, participants must be legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia and be at least eighteen (18) years old at the time of entry. No purchase necessary to enter or win.

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I have read and understand the above consent form, I certify that I am 18 years old or older and, by selecting "I ACCEPT" below, I indicate my willingness to voluntarily take part in the study.

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