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Table 1 Survey questions and response options

From: Supported and valued? A survey of early career researchers’ experiences and perceptions of youth and adult involvement in mental health, self-harm and suicide research

  Question Response options
Research and job details Position/job title Undergraduate student, Postgraduate taught Masters student, Postgraduate research Masters student, PhD student, Postgraduate researcher (research assistant/associate post without PhD), Postdoctoral researcher (research associate/fellow with PhD), Lecturer, Other (please state)
Number of years of research experience in total  
What is your research primarily concerned with? a Mental health, Self-harm, Suicide, Other (please state)
What is your youth/adult involvement work primarily concerned with? a Mental health, Self-harm Suicide, Other (please state)
Does your supervisor/line manager undertake youth and/or adult involvement work? Yes, No, Don’t know
Does your institution(s) undertake youth and/or adult involvement work? Yes, No, Don’t know
Value of youth/adult involvement To what extent do you personally feel that youth/adult involvement is valuable? 1 (not at all valuable) to 10 (extremely valuable)
To what extent do you personally feel YOUR current youth/adult involvement work is valuable? 1 (not at all valuable) to 10 (extremely valuable)
To what extent do you feel the organisation(s)/institution(s) you are associated with value youth/adult involvement? 1 (not at all valuable) to 10 (extremely valuable)
To what extent do you feel the department(s) you are associated with value youth/adult involvement? 1 (not at all valuable) to 10 (extremely valuable)
Current youth and adult involvement in research Please indicate all of the ways in which young people and/or adults are involved in your current work a Identifying research topics, Prioritising research questions, Preparing research applications, Design of research, Management of research (e.g. steering/advisory group), Developing participant information resources, Undertaking/analysing research (e.g. member of research team), Contributing to the reporting of the study report, Dissemination of research findings, Other (please state)
How often are young people and/or adults are involved in YOUR work? Never, Rarely, Sometimes, Often, Always
How often are young people and/or adults are involved in YOUR ORGANISATION’s work? Never, Rarely, Sometimes, Often, Always, Don’t know
Barriers and facilitators What are the biggest barriers to increased youth and adult involvement in your research? Free response
What would help you to better undertake youth and adult involvement work in your research? Free response
Is funding available for your youth and/or adult involvement work? Yes No
If yes, what is the source of this funding?  
How confident do you feel when engaging with young people and/or adults during work related to mental health/self-harm/suicide? 1 (not at all) to 10 (extremely)
How supported do you feel when engaging with young people and/or adults during work related to mental health/self-harm/suicide? 1 (not at all) to 10 (extremely)
How knowledgeable do you feel when engaging with young people and/or adults during work related to mental health/self-harm/suicide? 1 (not at all) to 10 (extremely)
  1. Note. For most questions, responses were given for youth involvement and adult involvement separately. The terms ‘value’, ‘confident’, ‘supported’ and ‘knowledgeable’ were not defined, therefore it was for individuals to interpret the terms themselves
  2. aRespondents could select more than one response option