Investigating Culture and Anxiety in Asian Parents
Do you care for a child aged 7 to 12 years old? If so could you please take this university research survey, it should take you no longer than 20 minutes to complete. The research is particularly focusing on Asian Chinese parents. The research will contribute to providing more culturally sensitive anxiety
You are invited to take part in this survey investigating culture and anxiety. We want to investigate whether there are any cross-cultural differences in how anxiety influences parents and their children. We believe that examining interpretation of scenarios and parenting practices will help us to do this. This research may aid our understanding in why some people worry and also may lead to implementing more culturally sensitive appropriate services.
The study is being conducted by Dr Carol Newall at the Department of Educational Studies, Macquarie University (email: firstname.lastname@example.org, telephone: 02 9850 8057) and Beth Underwood at the Department of Psychology, University of Bath (email: email@example.com). This study is being conducted by Miss Underwood for the purposes of completing an undergraduate dissertation for the degree of psychology at the University of Bath.
If you decide to participate, you will be asked to answer several questions. These questions will ask you about your current anxiety levels, and how you would respond to various social scenarios in the parenting context. You will also be asked to answer questions on your son or daughter who is between the ages of 7 to 12 years old. In total, this survey will take approximately 25 minutes to complete.
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. If in the future, researchers other than the ones listed above are interested in the data from this study, the data will be made available without any identifying information. A summary of the results of the data can be made available to you on request via email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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. You can stop the study at any time without any problem, and we will still appreciate your participation in the study.
If you are experiencing any significant mood or anxiety difficulties, or feel that you have been distressed lately and need to seek help, for Australian participants, there is a resource called Lifeline, a 24hr telephone crisis support service (telephone: 13 11 14). In addition, you can visit the Australian Psychological Society webpage here: http://www.psychology.org.au/. To the right of this page, you will see a “Find a Psychologist” tab. This site allows you to locate a mental health service professional for your specific difficulties within your local area.
For UK participants, please contact your GP and they will be able to direct you to a relevant service in your local area. You can also contact Samaritans, a 24hr telephone crisis support service (telephone: 116 123).
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 and Integrity (telephone dissertation-advertisment(02) 9850 7854; email email@example.com). Any complaint you make will be treated in confidence and investigated, and you will be informed of the outcome.