Research! Sociology! Helping graduate students! These are just a few of my favorite things. And when all of that collides with better understanding the childfree choice, well, that’s just incredible!
Sociology doctoral student Brooke Long needs our help. She wants to better understand how those of us who don’t have kids feel about that identity and how it impacts our day to day lives. Take a look at her intro below and please, for the love of research, take her survey!
Click HERE for survey link.
“My name is Brooke Long and I am currently working on my dissertation at Kent State University within the Department of Sociology. For the most part, my research is focused on identities from a social psychological perspective. More specifically, I am interested in how the various identities people have impact their daily lives. For example, this research focuses on being parents or not having children, being married or being single, and being religious or non-religious. Religion and family are two important components of everyday life that impact many daily decisions. For my dissertation I am really focusing on individuals who have one or more of the following identities: non-religious, voluntarily childless, and voluntarily single and how these identities impact their lives and relationships.
I am, however, interested in individuals who are parents, married, and religious and how they experience these various parts of their self, so anyone, regardless of their parental, marital, or religious status is welcome and encouraged to participate in this survey. I am sincerely grateful for your time and willingness to help me further my doctoral research and would be happy to answer any questions you may have. You may contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The online survey takes between 20 and 30 minutes to complete. You will be given log-in information that will allow you to return to the survey if you find yourself unable to complete it in one sitting. This survey does not contain any questions about sensitive topics or issues. A majority of the questions focus on your parental, relationship, and religious status. All information will be kept confidential and this research has been approved by Kent State University’s Institutional Review Board. Once again, feel free to contact me with any questions you may have and thank you for your willingness to help.”