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dc.contributor.authorKern, ML
dc.contributor.authorCahill, H
dc.contributor.authorMorrish, L
dc.contributor.authorFarrelly, A
dc.contributor.authorShlezinger, K
dc.contributor.authorJach, H
dc.date.accessioned2020-11-26T23:17:54Z
dc.date.available2020-11-26T23:17:54Z
dc.date.issued2021-04-01
dc.identifier.citationKern, M. L., Cahill, H., Morrish, L., Farrelly, A., Shlezinger, K. & Jach, H. (2021). The responsibility of knowledge: Identifying and reporting students with evidence of psychological distress in large-scale school-based studies. Research Ethics, 17 (2), pp.193-216. https://doi.org/10.1177/1747016120952511.
dc.identifier.issn1747-0161
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11343/252177
dc.description.abstractThe use of psychometric tools to investigate the impact of school-based wellbeing programs raises a number of ethical issues around students’ rights, confidentiality and protection. Researchers have explicit ethical obligations to protect participants from potential psychological harms, but guidance is needed for effectively navigating disclosure of identifiable confidential information that indicates signs of psychological distress. Drawing on a large-scale study examining student, school, and system-based factors that impact the implementation of a school-based social and emotional learning program, we describe patterns of distress attained from quantitative and qualitative questions and describe the process that we evolved to monitor and disclose sensitive mental health information, providing one example of how researchers might effectively address the responsibilities that emerge when collecting sensitive information from students within an education system. The patterns and processes that emerged illustrate that the inclusion of mental distress information can elicit important insights, but also brings responsibilities for minimising risks and maximising benefits.
dc.languageen
dc.publisherSAGE Publications
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0
dc.titleThe responsibility of knowledge: Identifying and reporting students with evidence of psychological distress in large-scale school-based studies
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/1747016120952511
melbourne.affiliation.departmentMelbourne Graduate School of Education
melbourne.source.titleResearch Ethics
melbourne.source.volume17
melbourne.source.issue2
melbourne.source.pages193-216
dc.rights.licensecc-by-nc
melbourne.elementsid1464128
melbourne.contributor.authorCahill, Helen
melbourne.contributor.authorFarrelly, Anne
melbourne.contributor.authorKern, Margaret
melbourne.contributor.authorJach, Hayley
dc.identifier.eissn2047-6094
melbourne.accessrightsOpen Access


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