Gender Diverse Parents Study

New survey occurring right now!

If you participated in the original study, please think about completing the follow up survey!

What is the study about?

This research is being done to find out more about how families in the US are managing the COVID-19 pandemic. We are asking you to be in this research because you participated in the Gender Diverse Parent Study previously, which began four years ago.

The study consists of two parts: First, an online survey and will take approximately 25-40 minutes of your time. Second, you will be asked to complete a short survey (5-10 minutes) daily for eight days.

You will receive a $10 Amazon gift card, per parent, for the initial questionnaire, plus up to $16 in Amazon gift cards a week for each week of daily online questionnaires ($2 per day completed with a total of 8 days).

To qualify for the study you have to identify as a non-cisgender/trans/gender non-conforming/gender diverse parent and have a least one child of any age, this child can be biological, adopted, foster, step, etc. and be currently living in the US. The original study has been approved by the Pennsylvania State University IRB #STUDY00005115. This study has been approved by the Pennsylvania State University IRB #STUDY00015046.

If you and/or your partner are interested in participating in the follow up study please contact Samantha Tornello (Principal Investigator) via email or CLICK HERE. Dr. Tornello will send you a web link that you can use to access the study.

Thank you for your interest and I hope to hear about your family soon!

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Who is conducting this study?

Dr. Tornello is an Assistant Professor of Human Development and Family Studies at Pennsylvania State University. She received her MA and PhD in Developmental Psychology from the University of Virginia. Her research primarily focuses on family, parenting, and children's development.

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