Intergenerational Play-Young Family Members

Old family members refer to your parents, grandparents, uncles, and aunts.
You can skip the questions if you feel uncomfortable about them. However, we still encourage you to complete the whole survey, as it will help us develop a deeper understanding about the socio-emotional impacts of intergenerational play.
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Consent Form

The University and those conducting this research study subscribe to the ethical conduct of research and to the protection at all times of the interests, comfort, and safety of participants.

Title: Understanding Intergenerational Digital Gameplay of Old Adults with Family Members
Principal Investigator: Dr. Fan Zhang, Postdoctoral Scholar, Faculty of Education
Faculty Supervisor: Dr. David Kaufman, Professor, Faculty of Education
Co-Investigators: Dr. Helena Viana, Visiting Scholar, Faculty of Education

Sponsor. This study is being funded by the Age-Well Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE) program. Grant Name: Digital Social Games for Learning and Entertainment.

Study Purpose. The purpose of this study is to explore the features of intergenerational play between people aged 55+ and their family members aged 15+, and examine the impacts of intergenerational play on the different age groups (e.g., social support, life satisfaction). The findings will help game designers and researchers understand the nature of intergenerational play, what role technology can play in bringing different generations together and how they manage their physical and social differences. The new knowledge and understanding generated from this study can be drawn on for future intergenerational programs to create connections among family members.

Procedure. To participate in this study, please select the “Yes” button at the bottom of this page. This consent form is not attached to the actual survey. The survey will take approximately 10-15 minutes. If you wish, you can provide your contact information at the end of the survey to enter a draw for three cash prizes of $100. No future contact will be made after you complete the survey unless: (1) you would like a copy of the results and (2) you have won the draw. Your participation is voluntary. You may withdraw from this survey at any time without any penalty or loss of benefits to which you are entitled.

Study Results. The results of this study will be published in academic journal articles and academic conferences. You are welcome to request for feedback on the findings or results of the study if needed.

Provision of confidentiality. There are no risks are associated with this study. Your identity will remain confidential at all times since you are not providing your name on the survey. The server that hosts the survey is located in Canada. All data records will be downloaded onto a USB that is locked in the cabinet in the office of Dr. David Kaufman for four years and then destroyed. Your contact information will only be used to draw a $100 prize and will be destroyed immediately following the prize draw which will occur within one month after completing the whole data collection process.

Risks: Minimal Risk
Your privacy will be protected. You can withdraw at any time. The data collected from any participant who withdraws will not be saved. Your IP address will not be tracked.

Comments and questions can be addressed to the Principal Investigator, Dr. Fan Zhang, Faculty of Education, email – , phone at 604-353-3968. Comments and questions can be also addressed to Dr. David Kaufman, Faculty of Education, email –, phone at 778-782-8880.

All concerns or complaints can be sent to Dr. Jeffrey Toward, Director, Office of Research Ethics at or 1-778-782-6593.

By selecting “Yes” button, you confirm that you:

1. Understand what is required based on the above information
2. Understand that your participation is voluntary and you are free to withdraw at any time
3. Understand the provisions for confidentiality 

Would you like to participate in this study?