BOONE—Researchers from Appalachian State University’s Department of Recreation Management and Physical Education are conducting research about nonresident fathers’ interaction recreationally with their children.
The research team, led by Assistant Professor Iryna Sharaievska, is looking for African-American and Caucasian nonresident fathers of a child, between 6 and 18 years old, who do not live with their children on a regular basis (no more than four days a week).
The purpose of the study is to learn about fathers’ free time with their child and use of mobile technology for parenting purposes. Volunteers would participate in interview that would last about 45 minutes to an hour. The interview will be conducted in person at a convenient location or over the phone.
All information collected during this study will be kept confidential, and personal information and name as well as personal information of the children will not be revealed. Participation in this study is also voluntary and volunteers can stop at any point if they change their mind.
Participants will receive a $25 Amazon gift card.
If you are interested in participation or would like to learn more about it, contact Iryna Sharaievska at firstname.lastname@example.org or 828-262-6327.
This study has been approved by Appalachian’s Institutional Review Board in the Office for Human Research Protection.
About Appalachian State University
As the premier public undergraduate institution in the state of North Carolina, Appalachian State University prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The Appalachian Experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and to embrace diversity and difference. Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Appalachian is one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina System. Appalachian enrolls more than 20,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.
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