Archive for May, 2019

Black Men’s Racial Experiences Study (http://tiny.utk.edu/blackmensurvey)
Conducted Ed Garnes, a 4th year, Black male doctoral student in the Counseling Psychology program at the University of Tennessee Knoxville. Please see his letter below.
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Dear Potential Participant, 

My name is Ed Garnes, a 4th year, Black male doctoral student in the Counseling Psychology program at the University of Tennessee Knoxville. I am conducting thesis research specifically on Black men in higher education and seeking participants. 

Eligible participants must be: 

  • at least 18 years of age speak 
  • identify as Black men 
  • be enrolled at a predominantly White institution ( a college or university who historically has a majority of its population identify as White.) 

The primary purpose of this study is to expand the psychological research on gendered racism by examining the negative racial experiences of Black men and their emotional resilience in relation to college satisfaction. A secondary aim is to examine possible difference between Black men who are intercollegiate athletes and non-athletes on the variables of interest (i.e., negative experiences, resilience, and college satisfaction). 

Participants will be asked to complete surveys assessing negative racial experiences, resilience, and college satisfaction. No physiological measures will be assessed. The total time to complete this study is about 35 minutes. 

Participation is voluntary, and your answers will be anonymous. If you decide to participate, you may withdraw from the study at any time. There are no expected risks to this study. By participating, you will facilitate our understanding of how negative racial experiences impact Black men. 

Please follow the included link to the Informed Consent page if you wish to participate : 

http://tiny.utk.edu/blackmensurvey

This study has been approved by the University of Tennessee Knoxville Institutional Review Board. If you have questions at any time about the study or the procedures, (or you experience adverse effects as a result of participating in this study,) you may contact the researcher, Edward M. Garnes, Jr, at egarnes@vols.utk.edu and 865-974-3328or his advisor, Dr. Jacob Levy, at Jlevy4@utk.edu and 865-789-8362. If you have questions about your rights as a participant, you may contact the University of Tennessee IRB Compliance Officer at utkirb@utk.edu or (865) 974-7697.