I would appreciate if you could take a few minutes to help me with my research on cannabis use, risk-taking behaviour, and social support. You are eligible even if you do not currently smoke cannabis. This project has been approved by the Research Ethics Board of Saint Mary’s University. The file number at SMU is 21-028.
Young adults aged 18-25 are often more prone to risk-taking behaviour compared to older adults. This is due in part to biological factors such as the incomplete development of the brain’s prefrontal cortex, which helps guide decision-making, as well as social factors such as the influence of new friendships and decision-making that is independent of parental input. Particularly, Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, NS is interested to see how perceived social support may affect risk-taking behaviour in young adults.
Colleen Kearney and Dr. Steven Smith are inviting you to participate in this survey to help us to better understand this relationship. This online survey will take approximately 15 minutes to complete. If you are aged 18 or older you are eligible to participate in this study. In addition to questions about risk-taking behaviours and perceived social support, you will also be asked some questions about drug and alcohol use, with a focus on cannabis use. If you do not use drugs or alcohol, you are still eligible to participate in this study.
Please share this survey with the information above to help with data collection.
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