1. Introduction

Dear Participant,

Thank you for participating in this study. We are conducting this survey as part of research work at the City University of New York (Lehman College & Kingsborough Community College).

Participants of this study must identify as female, non-binary, age 18 and over, a mother, and involved in the Rock and Metal Music subcultures. For this study, involvement within the Rock and Metal subcultures consists of being a fan, musician, or related music industry worker. Participation is voluntary and you can choose to end your participation at any point during the survey.

Any identifying information you provide will be kept confidential. However, the study is not being run from a secure server and therefore there is a small possibility that responses may be viewable by unauthorized third parties, such as computer hackers. Every effort will be made to keep your responses confidential and secure.

The results of this research may be published, but your name and any identifying information will not be used.

The purpose of this study is to survey mothers who identify as part of the Rock and Metal music subcultures in order to address and gain insights to the following:
  • Music mothering and the influence of cultural practice within the rock & metal subculture
  • Family musical dynamics: the role of music and family relationships
  • Feminism: how musical mothering challenges rock & metal masculinity
  • Understanding heavy metal and self-care
The results of this study may provide information on how rock and metal music genres, often associated with masculinity and the patriarchy, are challenged by the women who participate within the subculture and embed musicking within their parenting/mothering styles. 

If you have any questions about this study, you can contact the researchers: Joan Jocson-Singh at  jjocsonsingh@calarts.edu or Julie Turley at  julie.turley@kbcc.cuny.edu, if you have questions regarding your rights as a subject for this study.

Statement of Consent:

“I have read the above description of this research and I understand it. I have been informed of the risks and benefits involved, and all my questions have been answered to my satisfaction. Furthermore, I have been assured that any future questions that I may have will also be answered by the principal investigator of the research study. I voluntarily agree to participate in this study.