Research study on parental narcissism needs participants!



Dr. Jennifer Monahan and Ph.D Candidate Valerie Berenice Coles of The University of Georgia’s Department of Communication Studies is conducting a survey about parental narcissism. All ACONs (Adult Children of Narcissists) are eligible to participate in the survey.

If you participate, you will partake in questionnaire that asks about your parent’s communication style and some items that measure personality characteristics of your parent or legal guardian that they identify as a narcissist and themselves. The aim is to examine how parental communication impacts individuals once they become 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.

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.

Here’s what’s in it for you (besides helping in an important and needed study).
You may enter a drawing for one of ten $100 gift cards for participating. You will only be asked for about 30 minutes of your time, possibly only 20 minutes. I have been assured that all information will be confidential, names and other identifying markers (e.g., IP addresses) will not be linked to the questionnaire you complete.

Participants who are interested in the drawing should enter an email address into the drawing. Only those who win the drawing will be asked to provide their name and address so the gift card can be mailed to them. Drawings for a $100 gift card will occur one week after the last enrolled participant has had the opportunity to complete the survey.

The survey link is here:

9 thoughts on “Research study on parental narcissism needs participants!

  1. Reblogged this on a safe place and commented:

    Valerie Berenice Coles, one of the researchers doing this study, updated me about this study.

    She says they have received a wonderful response. She invites anyone interested in receiving a summary of their results to email her at the end of the survey.

    Ms. Coles asked me to repost the original article I wrote because they still need more responses to the survey. (There is also an icon you can click at the top of the sidebar.)

    ****Data is being collected until Saturday, February 28th.****


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