Friday, February 13, 2009

Participation is needed for a study on domestic violence against men

A lack of research and a drive to create awareness that men, too experience domestic abuse, has prompted Kathleen Kline, a doctoral candidate with Walden University School of Psychology, to conduct a study on male and female victims of dating violence in both heterosexual and same-sex relationships among college students. If you’d like to participate in this study, you must fit into the following criteria: • You must be 18-25 years old • You must be currently attending college • You are or have been in dating relationships and have experienced at least one incident of physical, psychological and/or sexual abuse within this dating relationships, especially men in both heterosexual and same-sex relationships. The study requires you to take a simple survey. You may exit the survey at any time, but please note, all your of the questionnaires which constitute the survey must be completed in full for your response to count. This survey is also completely confidential and anonymous and others, including this researcher, will know no personal information. The survey will take approximately 25 minutes of your time. What do you gain by participating in this study: • You may gain valuable insights into yourself and/or relationship • You may contribute to social change efforts designed to create awareness that men are victims too and the need to develop services and resources designed to assist male victims who might not otherwise seek help. • You will be helping others in a similar situation. To access the survey, hosted on a secured, password-protected survey site, please click here. enter the password: Butterfly007 Your participation in this study would be greatly appreciated. If you have any questions or problems accessing the survey, please feel free to e-mail Kathleen at her personal and confidential e-mail address:

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