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Black Father Research

ATTENTION!!!!

PARTICIPANTS ARE NEEDED FOR A VOLUNTARY ONLINE STUDY

ARE YOU A BLACK FATHER AGES 21 TO 60 YEARS OLD, WHO IS PARENTING A CHILD AGES 1 TO 18 YEARS OLD?

IF SO, THEN YOU ARE INVITED TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS NEW STUDY.

THE PURPOSE OF THIS STUDY IS TO LOOK AT WHAT HINDERS OR SUPPORTS BLACK FATHERS IN THEIR ABILITIES TO PARENT THEIR CHILDREN.  THE STUDY WILL ALSO EXPLORE THE STRESSORS THAT FATHERS ENCOUNTER AND THE SUPPORT SYSTEMS THAT ARE NEEDED TO EMPOWER THEM AS FATHERS.

AS A PARTICIPANT IN THIS STUDY, YOUR INPUT IS VITAL IN HELPING FAMILY THERAPISTS, SOCIAL SERVICE AGENCIES, AND POLICY MAKERS UNDERSTAND YOUR NEEDS AND THE SUPPORT THAT IS BENEFICIAL TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.  YOUR PARTICIPATION WILL BE ANONYMOUS, AND NO PARTICIPANT WILL BE PERSONALLY CONTACTED AT ANYTIME.

TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS RESEARCH, PLEASE GO TO:

WWW.BLACKFATHERSVOICE.COM

ANOTHER BENEFIT TO YOU IS THAT YOUR PARTICIPATION WILL HELP THE RESEARCHER TO GATHER SIGNIFICANT DATA THAT WILL DEMONSTRATE THE STRENGTH AND RESILIENCY OF BLACK FATHERS, AND WILL CONTRIBUTE TO CLOSING THE GAP THAT CURRENTLY EXIST IN LITERATURE  ON THE ROLES OF BLACK FATHERS IN THE LIVES OF THEIR CHILDREN.

YOU ARE INVITED TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS STUDY IF YOU ARE:

  •  A BLACK FATHER AGES 21 TO 60 YEARS OLD.
  •  A PARENT OF A CHILD AGES 1 TO 18 YEARS OLD.
  •  A SINGLE PARENT, DIVORCED, SEPARATED, COHABITATING, OR CURRENTLY MARRIED BUT HAVE A CHILD FROM A PREVIOUS RELATIONSHIP.

 

THIS RESEARCH STUDY IS PART OF A DOCTORAL DEGREE REQUIREMENT IN FAMILY STUDIES AT TEXAS WOMAN’S UNIVERSITY (TWU) IN DENTON, TEXAS.  THIS RESEARCH PROPOSAL HAS BEEN APPROVED BY THE TWU INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARD.  THIS MEANS THAT THE STUDY MEETS ALL STANDARD OF ETHICAL REQUIREMENTS; ASSURE PROTECTION OF PARTICIPANT’S RIGHTS, AND RIGHT TO WITHDRAWAL AT ANYTIME.  THERE IS A POTENTIAL RISK OF LOSS OF CONFIDENTIALITY IN ALL EMAIL, DOWNLOADING, AND INTERNET TRANSACTIONS.  THIS SURVEY WILL TAKE APPROXIMATELY 20 TO 25 MINUTES TO COMPLETE.  ENTER FOR AN OPPORTUNITY TO WIN ONE OF FOUR $25 VISA GIFT CARD.  THANK YOU FOR YOUR PARTICIPATION.

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