Page 1: Participant information Sheet

Research Project Title:
To what extent does perceived organisational support moderate the relationship between menopause symptoms and reported job satisfaction. 

Research Investigator:
Alicia Eke-Egele 

Research Purpose:
The purpose of the study is to gather statistical results on the relationship between menopause symptoms and job satisfaction and to see whether perceived organisational support has a moderating effect on this relationship. 

Procedure: 
You will be asked to complete a questionnaire rating the severity of your menopause symptoms, how satisfied you are at work and how well, you believe, your employer supports the management of your menopause symptoms. This questionnaire will take approximately 20-30 minutes. 

Risks: 
The study will require you to provide private and personal information about your menopause symptoms. However, all employee data will be kept anonymous and confidential. 

Benefits: 
The study in question aims to add to the existing limited literature on menopause symptoms at work. Studies have shown that menopause symptoms can impact an employee’s working experience, from their perceived workability to their job and life satisfaction. Previous literature has briefly looked at ways employers can support employees, but none have investigated whether organisational support can act as a buffer of these negative symptoms and experiences associated with menopause. This study aims to investigate the extent to which organisational moderates the relationship between menopause symptoms and job satisfaction. 

Confidentiality: 
Your responses to this questionnaire will be anonymous. Please do not write any identifying information on the questionnaire. You will also be asked to provide a Participant Unique ID. This ID is required to identify your data if you would like to withdraw from the study as no personal details are collected from you

Definition of terms: 
Menopause: The ceasing of menstruation.
Menopause symptoms: Any physical or mental features which indicate the menopause condition. 
Organisation/employer: These words will be used interchangeably and refer to the company in which you work for.

Contact Information: 
This research has been reviewed and approved by Coventry University’s Research Ethics Board. 

If you have any further questions or concerns about this study, please contact:

Alicia Eke-Egele 
Tel: 07530991300
Email: alicia.eke@gmail.com or egelea@uni.coventry.ac.uk

Supervisor: 
Thomas Evans 
Email: 
ab6443@coventry.ac.uk