An honours student at the University of Queensland's School of Psychology, Ella Cotterell, is doing research into collective activism by vegans, looking at the ways vegans choose to be active and how much activism they will participate in.
As part of this research, Ella is conducting a survey and has invited supporters of Vegan Australia to take part. The survey will investigate intentions and perspectives regarding collective action in the context of veganism and animal rights activism.
People of all ages who identify as vegan and support vegan values may participate. To help out this important research please go to the survey page:
Ella is herself vegan and is passionate about understanding the mechanisms that drive individuals to fight for a cause they believe in. The results of Ella's research will be available after October 2018.
Here is the message from Ella: You are invited to participate in a study investigating intentions and perspectives regarding collective action in the context of veganism and animal rights activism. Women and men of all ages who identify as vegan and supporters of vegan ideology are asked to complete a number of questionnaires regarding demographics, social attitudes and political actions. You will read scenarios that outline collective action cases with respect to animal rights issues. You may be asked to read one of several messages and to evaluate them. You may be asked to answer questions about your own thoughts, emotions and intentions to engage in collective actions in the future. Participation in this study will take approximately 25-40 minutes. Participants are also able to nominate a charity to receive a $75 prize, and one person will be chosen at random for the donation to be made.