A Phenomenological Comparison of Perceptions of Christian Leaders and Single Mothers

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You are invited to be in a research study of the transformational change process single mothers and the comparison of perceptions of both the Christian leaders and the single mothers. This phenomenological study is to compare the responses between the two groups with the intent of seeking to understand the effects of the transformational process and experience for the single mother, and the generational impact it may have on her children. 
You were selected as a possible participant because: 
  • you are a single mother between the ages of 18-45
  • you are seeking a genuine change in the way you view your circumstances
  • you have biological children who live with you at least 50% of the time
  • you have a high-school diploma or less
  • you make $21,000/year or less, and
  • you are willing to participate in a face-to-face interview
Please read this form and ask any questions you may have before agreeing to be in the study. 
Brienne D. Robertson, a doctoral candidate in the Rawlings School of Divinity at Liberty University, is conducting this study.  
Background Information: The purpose of this study is to examine the transformational change process of single mothers, from their perspective, and to assess the influence of Christian leaders in this transformational change process from the leaders’ perspective, comparing their responses with regard to the single mother’s family stability: spiritually, emotionally, financially and generationally. 
Procedures: If you agree to be in this study, I would ask you to do the following things: 
The first is a 12-question online survey and should take approximately 15-20 minutes, accessible wherever the internet is available.  
The second step is a face-to-face interview that I will conduct in a location convenient to you and should take approximately 45-60 minutes. This interview will be audio recorded. 
I will review the collected data with you to confirm the accuracy. 
Risks: The only potential risk is a breach of confidentiality if the data is lost or stolen. 
Benefits: Participants should not expect to receive a direct benefit from taking part in this study. However, a benefit to society may be generated if this research demonstrates that a new mindset of thinking positively changes the behaviors of single parents and improves family stability. 
Compensation: Participants will not be compensated for participating in this study. 
Confidentiality: The records of this study will be kept private.  
In any sort of report that I might publish, I will not include any information that will make it possible to identify a subject.  
Research records will be stored securely, and only the primary researcher will have access to the records. 
Participants will be assigned a pseudonym. I will conduct the interviews in a location where others will not easily overhear the conversation. 
Electronic data will be stored on a password-locked computer and hard copy data will be stored in a locked cabinet. Data may be used in future presentations. After three years, all electronic records will be deleted and hard copy data will be shredded. 
Interviews will be recorded and transcribed. Recordings will be stored on a password-locked computer for three years and then erased. Only the researcher will have access to these recordings.  
How to Withdraw from the Study: If you choose to withdraw from the study, please contact the researcher at the email address/phone number included in the next paragraph. Should you choose to withdraw, data collected from you will be destroyed immediately and will not be included in this study. 

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* 1. Do you consent to this study?