Parent Introductory Letter

I am currently involved in a research project exploring the effect of a social support system on the grade point average of pregnant adolescents and adolescent mothers. The study is performed as partial fulfillment of the requirements for my Ph.D. degree in psychology at Walden University.

I am requesting the participation of your child for the study. Qualification to participate in the study includes being a pregnant or parenting adolescent between the ages of 13 and 18. Your child will be asked to complete two surveys: one survey about social support that will take approximately 30 minutes and one survey with demographic questions that will take approximately 15 minutes.

The study is strictly voluntary. Your child may withdraw from the study at any time without penalty. All data collected from this project is anonymous, strictly confidential, and will be used for research purposes only.

Although there are no foreseeable risks to your child, some of the questions may seem personal. If your child feels that questions of a personal nature will upset them, they are free to decline participation at any point in the project. Please feel free to contact me with any additional questions. Thank you for your assistance.

Deidra Walker