Monday, January 26, 2009

University of Virginia Gay Dad Study

My alma mater, the University of Virginia, through its Psychology Department is seeking participants in a gay father study. Details on the study and how to make contact if interested in participating can be found at Proud Parenting. Participants can remain anonymous if they so desire. Check it out and if you are so inclined, go ahead and participate. Here is some brief information on the study:
Are you a gay dad? Would you be willing to answer some confidential questions about your life and about your family? The purpose of this study is to examine the many ways families headed by gay fathers have been created, explore how families function, and learn about the relationship between partners.
The study consists of an online survey and will take approximately 25- 35 minutes of your time. To qualify for the study you have to identify as male, a father, and gay, bisexual or homosexual and have a least one child of any age; this child can be biological, adopted, foster, step, or other child. You do not need to be the child's legal parent to participate. This study has been approved by the University of Virginia IRB #2008-0407-00, and I am working with Dr. Charlotte J. Patterson who is a Professor of Psychology at the University of Virginia.
If you and/or your partner are interested in participating or want further information please contact Samantha L. Tornello (Principal Investigator) via email She will send you a web link that you can use to access the study.

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