A research project led by Griffith University is exploring how Australian adults use Facebook to meet their social support needs at a time where social distancing restrictions are in place. 

We are looking for volunteers who can participate in our online survey that looks at how and why you use Facebook, where you obtain your social support, and your general wellbeing. 

About the study

This study involves you completing an online survey three times – now, in approximately one month, and in approximately 6 months. After completing the survey, you will have the option of entering a prize draw to win one of five $40 gift vouchers (each survey has a new prize draw).

The first time you complete the survey will take 45-60 minutes. The next two surveys are shorter. We will ask you about your use of Facebook, your perceptions of the social support you receive and how connected you feel socially, your psychological health and wellbeing, and personality.

Please contact Dr Cathryne Lang on [email protected] (07 3735-3308) for more information. 

* This project has received ethical approval from the Griffith University Human Research Ethics Committee (GU ref no: 2020/468). Griffith University conducts research in accordance with the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research. If you have any concerns or complaints about the ethical conduct of the project you may contact the Manager, Research Ethics, Office for Research, Bray Centre, Nathan Campus, Griffith University (Tel: 07 3735 4375 or [email protected])