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Title of Project: Differential Parenting and Parents' Perceptions of their Children:
Can Attachment Help Explain This Relationship?

Principal Investigator (and Faculty Supervisor): Kimberly Renk, Ph.D.

Other Investigator: Meagan McSwiggan, B.A., Graduate Student

You are being invited to take part in a research study. Whether you take part is up to you.

•You are being invited to take part in a research study which will include about 135 people in the Orlando area. You have been asked to take part in this research study because you are the parent of two children between the ages of 2- and 10-years old. You must be 18-years of age or older to be included in the research study.

•The purpose of this study is to examine the relationship among parenting behaviors, the parent-child attachment relationship, and young children's temperament and behavior problems. Research suggested that early relationships prove imperative for both parents and their children (Kochanska, Friesenborg, Lange, & Martel, 2004), Thus, identifying potential variables (e.g., parental differential treatment and parenting behaviors) that may be related to young children's outcomes may provide insight into interventions that may best assist families in need.

•Your participation will consist of completing five questionnaires regarding parenting and child behaviors and a demographics questionnaire. We expect that you will be in this research study for approximately one hour. Your participation is completely voluntary, and you may choose to withdraw at any time.

•Research for this project will be conducted in one of two locations. Participants may choose to fill out the questionnaires in their own home either via an online link provided or a mailed packet that participants may return via postal mail. Participants may also choose to complete the questionnaires on the UCF campus in Dr. Kimberly Renk's Child Study Laboratory (Room 141 in the Psychology Building).

Study contact for questions about the study or to report a problem: If you have questions, concerns, or complaints, please contact Kimberly Renk, Ph.D., University of Central Florida, Department of Psychology, P.O. Box 161390, Orlando, FL 32816; phone: (407) 823- 2218.

IRB contact about your rights in the study or to report a complaint: Research at the University of Central Florida involving human participants is carried out under the oversight of the Institutional Review Board (UCF IRB). This research has been reviewed and approved by the IRB. For information about the rights of people who take part in research, please contact: Institutional Review Board, University of Central Florida, Office of Research & Commercialization, 12201 Research Parkway, Suite 501, Orlando, FL 32826-3246 or by telephone at (407) 823-2901.
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