Participate in a Research Study on Emotions in the Workplace

You are being invited to take part in a research study entitled “Personality, Emotions and Workplace Experiences”. This study is being conducted by Amanda McQuarrie, Chantal Van Landeghem, and Reegan McCheyne, graduate students in Clinical Psychology at the University of Manitoba, and their work will be supervised by Dr. Lorna Jakobson. This research has been approved by the Research Ethics Board at the University of Manitoba, Fort Garry campus.

The purpose of the study is to learn about the impact of certain personality traits on workplace stress and negative emotions in psychology- and counselling-based professionals. This study involves completing a survey that includes several short questionnaires that ask about your experiences related to work, your personality, and your mood. The survey is easy to do, and the questions can be quickly answered. All questions are in multiple-choice format. The answers are already there; you just select the number corresponding to the answer that fits you best.

You will need to read an Informed Consent form (at the start of the survey) and agree to take part before you can begin your participation. Once you have agreed (by clicking I AGREE at the bottom of the consent page) the survey will begin. 

The entire session will take about 20-30 minutes. Your participation is voluntary, and you may decline to participate or withdraw at any time without penalty. You will be provided the opportunity to enter a draw to win one of four $50 Amazon gift cards by emailing the Principal Investigator. 

Your participation in this research will help inform us of the links between certain personality traits and mental health in the workplace. Our hope is that the findings will increase our awareness regarding risk factors for workplace stress and negative emotions in individuals with involved in applied psychology professions. 

Thank you very much for taking the time to read this email and for considering taking part in this research. We greatly appreciate it.


Amanda McQuarrie, B.Sc.,

Chantal Van Landeghem, M.A.

Reegan McCheyne, M.A.

Dr. Lorna Jakobson, PhD.,

To participate in the study, please click on the following link: