Saturday, April 28, 2007

Please help with this research project!

Good morning...

The sun is coming over the mountains and it is going to be a beautiful day!
We are going on a bike ride for a few hours in the park today and then spend the rest of the weekend doing training schedules and getting ready for our camp in Death Valley.

Please read this over and take the time to be part of this study!
Thank you..

Following is a note from a friend ours, Leslie Martin, who completed this year's
MDS. She is doing a research study on "being in the zone" as it relates to
endurance sports. If you are interested and have time to complete the on-line
survey (which takes about 15 minutes) please read on and visit the link
Dear endurance athletes,
I'm conducting a study on the ways in which personality characteristics enable
individuals to better learn the skill of "being in the zone" (alternatively
labeled "flow" by psychologists). I believe that although the ease with which
people enter "flow" is somewhat trait-like, there is also a skill component such
that it can be enhanced through practice. I also hypothesize that individuals
with certain personality characteristics will be better able to hone the skill
portion of flow.
I hope that you will be willing to participate in this study by answering an
online survey (link provided below). You are under no obligation to
participate, and since responses are anonymous, nobody will know whether your
participate or not. Only aggregate data will be examined-- no individual
responses will be cited. At the end of the survey there is a section where you
may provide contact information if you would like to receive results of the
study upon its completion-- these will be filtered electronically and will never
be linked to your responses on the rest of the questionnaire.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me by phone at
951-785-2454 or by email at And, if you are willing to
participate, please click on the link below!
Thank you,
Leslie R. Martin, PhD
Professor and Chair
Department of Psychology
La Sierra University
4500 Riverwalk Parkway
Riverside, CA 92515-8247
Tel: 951.785.2454

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