Research Survey on Mantra chanting by Macquarie University

chanting survey You are invited to participate in a study of chanting practices. We are conducting an online survey in order to find out about people engaged in chanting practices, types of practices they are engaged in, experiences of chanting, and perceived benefits.

The study is being conducted by Gemma Perry to meet the requirements of a PhD project under the supervision of Bill Thompson, (9850 9949,, Department of Psychology, and Vince Polito, (9850 2966,, Department of Cognitive Science, Macquarie University.

If you decide to participate you will be asked to fill in some questionnaires that ask you about your behaviour, belief systems, chanting practices that you are engaged in and your experiences of chanting. The entire survey is expected to take around 20-30 minutes to complete and is not expected to involve any discomfort or risk to you.

You will be given the option to go into a prize draw for the opportunity to win 1 of 5 AUD$100 Amazon vouchers.

Any information or personal details gathered in the course of the study are confidential, except as required by law. No individual will be identified in any publication of the results. The information provided by participants will be kept anonymous. It will be kept in password protected files and only Bill Thompson, Vince Polito and Gemma Perry will have access to it. The results will be presented in a thesis that will be completed in July 2021 and you are invited to contact Gemma Perry ( should you wish to receive a copy of the thesis or a summary of the results.

Participation in this study is entirely voluntary: you are not obliged to participate and if you decide to participate, you are free to withdraw at any time without having to give a reason and without consequence.

Please note, if you are participating in this survey outside of Australia and you have any questions or complaints regarding this research, you can contact the research team by emailing Gemma Perry (, Bill Thompson (bill.thompson@mq, or Vince Polito (

The ethical aspects of this study have been approved by the Macquarie University Human Research Ethics Committee. If you have any complaints or reservations about any ethical aspect of your participation in this research, you may contact the Committee through the Director, Research Ethics & Integrity (telephone (02) 9850 7854; email Any complaint you make will be treated in confidence and investigated, and you will be informed of the outcome.

To proceed further and commence participation, please go here


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The study will seek to measure the benefits of chanting


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