Thank you for your interest in the personality and teams study. The study will be conducted in two phases. In phase I you will be asked to complete an on-line survey that will take about 30-40 minutes; phase II (which can only be entered by those who have completed phase I) will be conducted in classrooms in Matherly Hall, and will last up to one hour. Those who participate in both phases will receive 2 extra credit points towards their final grade in MAN 3025.

Please review the Informed Consent Document below and, if you agree to participate, type in your name, e-mail, and social security number in the boxes provided, then click the "I AGREE -- GO TO PHASE I" button at the bottom of this page. Upon completing the online survey (phase I), you will be allowed to sign up for a phase II session. The number of people who can participate in each phase II session is limited (25 people) and chosing the phase II sessions will be done on a first-come-first-served basis.


You are invited to be in a research study of group behavior. You were selected as a possible participant because you are enrolled in an undergraduate Management class at the University of Florida. We ask that you read this form and ask any questions you may have before agreeing to be in the study.

This study is being conducted by:

Timothy A. Judge, Matherly-McKethan Eminent Scholar in Management, Management Department, University of Florida

Remus Ilies, Doctoral student, Management Department, University of Florida

Drs. ing. Irene E. de Pater, Faculty of Social and Behavioral Sciences, University of Amsterdam

Background Information:

The purpose of this study is to learn more about the role of individual leadership behavior in a group exercise.


This is a two-part study, each of which is expected to last roughly one hour. You receive 1 extra credit point for each part. We would like you to participate in both parts, but this is not necessary. If you agree to be in this study, we will ask you to do the following things:

1. Complete a personality survey on-line (Session 1-1 point)
2. Participate in a group discussion exercise (Session 2-1 point) and briefly evaluate your fellow group members

You do not have to answer any question you do not wish to answer and you will still receive credit for participating in the study. The data you provide will be combined with those of other participants in this research. You may participate in one or both of the sessions described above.

Risks and Benefits of Being in the Study:

Participation in this study entails no foreseeable risk. As a participant in this study, you have the opportunity to earn one or two extra credit point(s), out of the 150 total points available in the course, which will count towards your final grade in the Principles of Management course (MAN 3025). There is no other immediate benefit for your participation.

There are other activities and experiments that you participate in to receive the extra credits; thus, not participating in this specific experiment will not affect your grade in the class.


The records of this study will be kept private to the extent provided by the law. As your responses will never be linked to you in this research, there will be no way for you to be associated with your responses. Therefore, in any sort of report we might publish, it will not be possible to identify you as a subject in this research.

Voluntary Nature of the Study:

Your decision whether or not to participate will not affect your current or future relations with the University of Florida. If you decide to participate, you are free to withdraw at any time without affecting those relationships. In addition, your eventual withdrawal from the study will not prevent you from receiving credit for participation.

Contacts and Questions:

The researchers conducting this study are Timothy A. Judge and Remus Ilies. If you have questions, you may contact them at,, or at 352-392-0163 or 352-392-9639. If you have any questions or concerns regarding this study and would like to talk to someone other than the researchers, contact the UFIRB office, Box 112250, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611-2250, (352) 392-0433.

A copy of this form is available to you at Stuzin 201 and 211-A, to keep for your records.

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If you have already signed up please use the links below:

Phase I -- online survey (30 minutes).

Phase II -- sign-up (only those who have completed phase I will be allowed to sign up for phase II).