Current Study

Workplace Well-being in the 21st Century

University Staff Needed to Participate in a Research Study

You may be eligible to participate in a research study about the factors that enhance workplace well-being, including work satisfaction and engagement, across the lifespan. The information you provide will be of value to the knowledge we have on workplace well-being in the 21st century. Study results will be published using aggregate data only and will be available to study participants upon request.wellbeing3-1.jpg

This study is being conducted by doctoral candidate Jackeline Torres, under the supervision of Dr. Margaret Beier, professor of Psychology at Rice University in Houston, Texas.

Who is eligible?*

You may be eligible for the study if you:

  • Are 18 years of age and older, and
  • Are currently university staff working at least 20 hours a week, and
  • Have at least a little or more opportunity for in-person interactions with colleagues

Faculty, postdocs, and staff who are in a leadership position in their current main job are not eligible for the study.

What will you be asked to do?

  • Complete one 20 to 30-minute, online survey about your perspective of your work behaviors, attitudes, and performanceOnline survey.
  • In order to strengthen the study design, you will also be asked recommend two colleagues who can provide an outside perspective of your work performance in one brief 10-minute, online survey. Colleagues will receive a $10 Amazon gift card for completing the survey.


  • You will receive up to $20 worth of Amazon gift cards: specifically, a $10 gift card for survey completion and an additional $10 gift card when a colleague completes the survey.

Interested in Participating:

Contact us today or determine study eligibility and access the survey using the link below.

University staff at Rice University:
Take the Survey

Or copy and paste the URL below into your internet browser:

Contact information:

If you have any questions, or are unsure if you meet eligibility requirements, please contact:

Jackeline Torres
Dept. of Psychological Sciences
Rice University
Houston, TX
Phone: 713-348-3921

This study was approved by the Rice University Institutional Review Board for the Protection of Human Subjects on 6/10/2019; approval of this form expires on 6/10/2020.
If you have concerns or questions please contact Stephanie Thomas, Compliance Administrator -IRB, at Rice University.
Email: or Telephone: 713-348-3586