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Researchers from the Kent State University Psychology Department are running a study focusing on parents and their adolescents in 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th grades from the surrounding communities. This study includes all types of families, for example single and two-parent families, rural and town families, etc.
This study aims to shed light on adolescents’ relationships with parents and friends. Specifically, the study involves one 90-minute in-lab visit during which the parent and adolescent fill out questionnaires about the parent-child relationship, the child’s friendships, and how certain situations are handled in the home. The mothers and adolescents will also discuss different topics with one another.
Study visits are held in the psychology department at KSU, and scheduled at participants’ convenience. The parent-adolescent pairs are compensated for their participation. Additionally, the child’s teachers will be contacted to provide some information about the child’s behavior at school. In accordance with the KSU ethics committee, all participant information and data are kept confidential.
For more information about the Children’s Close Relationships in Early Adolescence study, call 330-672-2139