This study will simply involve responding to a short online survey, filled out entirely by Mothers and/or Fathers of children and young adults with autism. The survey will examine social, emotional, physical and material well-being of parents as well as the current quality of life of the child or young adult as reported by the parent. The survey should take no longer than 20 minutes to complete. Some participants may be requested to take part in a follow up interview – participation in this interview would be strictly voluntary.
Participation in this survey is completely voluntary and participants are free to withdraw at any stage throughout. Should you wish to withdraw, any information gathered relating to you will be destroyed in a safe and secure manner. No names of participants will be recorded at any time during the study and no data will display any information which would potentially identify the participant. The results of this research will be used in a thesis as part of the requirements of the Masters in Applied Psychology (Coaching Psychology) degree in University College Cork. The results of the research may be viewed by supervisors, examiners and future students, they may also be published in an academic journal.
This study has been approved by the University College Cork School of Applied Psychology Ethics committee and complies with the ethical standards of both University College Cork and the Psychological Society of Ireland.
If any further information is required on any aspect of this research, do not hesitate to contact me: Brian Whyte: email@example.com