What will I get out of it?By completing the study, you will:
- Get free access to the scientific 7-day online well-being program
- Learn short and simple ways to boost your well-being at work
- Be part of scientific research and contribute to something that matters
- Feel good about helping us (the researchers)
- Have enjoyable 5-min-breaks from your daily working routine
- Get the chance to win a $50 gift voucher draw*
*Each of the five winners can choose between either a $50 EFTPOS gift card, a $50 iTunes voucher, a $50 Amazon voucher, or a $50 voucher for any other online shop of their choice.
What will I be asked to do?During your participation, we’ll ask you to complete the following 4 steps. Just click on the steps for further information (estimated times are in parentheses – time that you’ll spend at work anyway ;) )
The well‐being exercises will be sent to your email address daily (just to be clear: there are no physical exercises in the program, it's about short reflective/mental exercises and simple activities).
Don’t worry if you miss a day: you can postpone each exercise to the next day to allow for more flexibility. It’ll just take you longer than 7 days to complete all of them.
Each time before you start a new exercise, you‘ll be asked just a few questions about the previous one.
Four weeks later you will be sent the link to a third online questionnaire, which helps us to measure whether the exercises have a long‐term effect.
Will every participant get to complete the same well-being program?In the end, yes. There are two different program versions, and you will be randomly assigned to one of them after step 2. However, after you have completed all of the 4 steps, you will be offered the free option to take part in the other program. So in the end it doesn’t matter which of the groups you’ve been assigned to, as you will get to complete all the programs in any case.
To sum up, in the end every participant will have completed the same well-being programs and the same steps, just in a different order. You will be informed after step 2 when and with which of the two programs you will be asked to begin with.
What are the requirements for participation?There are just a few requirements - to learn more just click on them.
Feel free to encourage any of your friends or family meeting these requirements to participate in our study by forwarding the web link to them. Our research project relies on a high number of participants, so please spread the word! Thank you!
We will use your email-address only for the duration of the study to send you the links to the online questionnaires and quick reminders to do the next exercise - so you can just sit back and you don’t have to worry about reminding yourself to do the exercises.