Skipping Breakfast and its Association with Eating Behaviors and Self-regulation

Skipping Breakfast and its Association with Eating Behaviors and Self-regulation

You are being invited to take part in a research study. Whether you take part is up to you. The purpose of this research is to determine whether breakfast consumption is associated with nonpurposeful eating behaviors in the college population. The investigators also seek to examine whether self-regulation (responsiveness to internal cues) has an indirect relationship between breakfast skipping and eating behavior.

You will be asked to complete two questionnaires assessing demographics, eating behavior, self-regulation. Questionnaires will be administered online via Qualtrics after being determined eligible. You must complete the first questionnaire on the day after you have skipped breakfast. You will also provide your name and contact information (email and phone number) for the study investigators to follow up in the next two weeks for the second questionnaire and study compensation.

Your participation is approximately 40 minutes per questionnaire. The total time commitment for both questionnaires is an estimated 80 minutes. After you complete the first questionnaire, the study investigators will reach out to you over a two-week period. We will reach out to you up to five times for the completion of the second questionnaire. To be eligible to complete the second questionnaire, you need to have eaten breakfast the day before. If you respond to each of five attempts to contact you, even if you are ineligible to complete the second survey you will receive partial compensation. You must respond to all five attempts to receive partial compensation. If you respond, are eligible and complete the second survey, you will receive full compensation for your participation.

You will receive up to a total of $15 Amazon gift card for this study. Compensation will be as follows:

  • You will receive a total $5 if you only complete the first survey, and do not respond to all the
    inquiries for the second survey.
  • You will receive a total of $10 if you complete the first survey and respond the 5 inquiries about
    the second survey, but you are not eligible.
  • You will receive a total of $15 if you complete the first survey and second survey.

Partial compensation will be received after the 5 attempts have been made within the 2-week time frame and full compensation will be received directly after completion of the 2nd session via email.

Your participation in this study is voluntary. You are free to withdraw your consent and discontinue participation in this study at any time without prejudice or penalty. Your decision to participate or not participate in this study will in no way affect your relationship with UCF, including continued enrollment, grades, employment or your relationship with the individuals who may have an interest in this study.

Data collected will be confidential, and only the principal investigator, Dr. Shante Jeune, and the coinvestigator, Rebekah May, will have access to the information. The contact information collected during eligibility will be used during the two-week period for contact about the second study session and study compensation. Data will be stored using a private Onedrive file on a password-protected computer accessible only to the investigators. Per UCF policy, all study information will be stored for a minimum of 5 years after study closure. Your information collected as part of this research will not be used or distributed for future research studies, even if all of your identifiers are removed.

You must be 18 years of age or older to take part in this research study. You must be an enrolled UCF undergraduate student and self-report skipping breakfast the day prior to the first questionnaire. You may not participate in this research study if you are currently taking medications that suppress or increase appetite, have been previously diagnosed with an eating disorder, are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant, or are a UCF student athlete.

Study contact for questions about the study or to report a problem: If you have questions, concerns, or complaints: Dr. Shante Jeune, Principal Investigator, Department of Health Sciences by email at [email protected].

IRB contact about your rights in this study or to report a complaint: If you have questions about your rights as a research participant, or have concerns about the conduct of this study, please contact Institutional Review Board (IRB), University of Central Florida, Office of Research, 12201 Research Parkway, Suite 501, Orlando, FL 32826-3246 or by telephone at (407) 823-2901, or email [email protected].

Inclusion Qualifications:

  • 18 or older
  • Currently enrolled UCF undergraduate student
  • Self-reported skipping breakfast the day prior

Exclusion Qualifications:

You may not participate in this research opportunity if any of the following applies to you:
  • Currently taking medications that suppress or increase appetite
  • Previously diagnosed with an eating disorder
  • Pregnant or planning to become pregnant
  • Designated student athlete

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UCF IRB#: STUDY00005925
PI: Shante Jeune
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Recruitment End Date:
November 27, 2023
Time Commitment:
Number of visits: 2
Expected time per visit: 40 minutes
Type: $15 Amazon Gift Card
Point of Contact:
Rebekah May
Faculty Advisors:
Shante Jeune
Associated Units:
Health Sciences
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