THIS SURVEY IS NOW CLOSED.
Many thanks to those of you who participated! I hope that the results will prove beneficial to others that have had to endure growing up with a narcissistic parent.
Recently I was approached by the University of Georgia regarding participating in a study on narcissistic parental communication patterns. After some discussion with the researchers conducting the study, I feel that their research is legitimate and could also be quite beneficial to many people, and not just the ACON community.
From the University of Georgia ->
My colleague and I are researchers at the University of Georgia collecting data for a project examining how parental communication impacts individuals once there are adults. There is presently no published scale that measures parental narcissism behaviors from the perspective of the adult child, and very little research in general. Not surprisingly, we would like to have ACONs, if they are interested, participate in our study. Participants will have the opportunity to partake in questionnaire that asks about their parent’s communication style(s) and some items that measure personality characteristics of their parent or legal guardian that they identify as a narcissist and themselves.
Anyone over the age of 18 who identifies as an ACON is eligible for this study, it does not matter where you live in the world, your gender, or whether English is your first-language. Also, everyone, regardless of location, is eligible to enter the drawing at the end of the survey. The survey will take approximately 15-30 minutes.
In addition, participants may choose to enter a drawing for one of ten $100 gift cards for participating. The entire process will require less than 30 minutes of their time (closer to 20). Of course we will keep all information confidential, so that names and other identifying markers (e.g., IP addresses) will not be linked to the questionnaire they complete. Participants who are interested in the drawing will enter an email address into the drawing – email addresses will not be linked back to the questionnaires.
Approval of the research protocol for this study was approved at The University of Georgia’s Institutional Review Board.
The link to the study is here -> https://ugeorgia.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_bpUcPJ3CkaLjOPb I encourage those of you that are ACONS (Adult Children of Narcissist’s) to participate.
I have quite a few more posts brewing, too, but I was hoping to get this one out because I believe the study closes on February 28th of 2015.
In other news, I now have a girlfriend. I’m quite excited about it!