Title: The Role of Technology in Parental Monitoring of Adolescents
Investigators: Rebecca Becker, MA Doctoral Student and Ted Rubenstein, PsyD Dissertation Chair.
We are asking you to participate in a research study. Please take your time to read the information below and feel free to ask any questions before signing this document.
Purpose: For my doctoral research I will be conducting a study, which investigates the role of technology in the parental monitoring of adolescents. This study will demonstrate what forms of technology parents use to monitor their adolescents and what information they obtain from that technology.
Procedures: If you agree to participate in this research study, you will be directed to a new web page where you will be asked to complete a questionnaire. You will be asked to asnwer questions regarding your demographic information such as age, marital status, and number of children. You will also be asked to answer questions regarding your parenting practices as well as you and your child's use of tehcnology. The questionnaire will require ten to fifteen minutes to complete, after which, you will be thanked for your participation.
Risks to Participation: There are no risks associated with your participation in this study.
Benefits to Participants: You will not directly benefit from this study. However, we hope the information learned from this study may benefit our society in our understanding of how parent's incorporate technology into their parenting practices.
Alternatives to Participation: Participation in this study is voluntary. You may withdraw from study participation at anytime without any penalty.
Confidentiality: Your responses will remain anonomous as we will not collect any identifying information. Your responses will remain confidential as they will be password protected and accessable only to the researchers. Additionally, your responses will keep them for a minimum of five years per APA guidelines.
Questions/Concerns: If you have questions concerning your rights in this research study you may contact the Institutional Review Board (IRB), which is concerned with the protection of subjects in research project. You may reach the IRB office Monday-Friday by calling 312.467.2343 or writing: Institutional Review Board,The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, 325 N. Wells, Chicago, Illinois, 60654.