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Please note: The Invisible Scar is not affiliated in any way to the University of Georgia nor does it assume any responsibility regarding the study or survey mentioned below.

Recently, Valerie Coles, a graduate teaching and research assistant at The University of Georgia, sent me an email regarding a study that she and Dr. Jennifer Monahan of the University of Georgia are conducting on the parental communication skills of an adult survivor of a narcissist.

Because of the little information about ACoNs out there, I thought Invisible Scar readers may want to participate in the survey and shed some light on this issue.

Below is the email that she sent me as well as the link to the survey:

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My colleague and I have recently developed a scale to measure parental narcissism. Not surprisingly, we would like to have adult children of narcissists, if they are interested, take the scale so we can examine how parental communication impacts individuals once they are 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.  Not surprisingly, we would like to have ACONs, if they are interested, participate in our study.

Participants will have the opportunity to partake in questionnaire that asks about their parent’s communication style(s) and some items that measure personality characteristics of their parent or legal guardian that they identify as a narcissist and themselves.

This research study is being conducted by Dr. Jennifer Monahan and me, of the Department of Communication Studies at The University of Georgia.

Approval of the research protocol for this study was approved at The University of Georgia’s Institutional Review Board.

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.

Also, everyone, regardless of location, is eligible to enter a drawing for one of ten $100 gift cards for participating. The entire process will require less than 30 minutes of their time (closer to 20).  Of course we will keep all information confidential, so that names and other identifying markers (e.g., IP addresses) will not be linked to the questionnaire they complete.  Participants who are interested in the drawing will enter an email address into the drawing; email addresses will not be linked back to the questionnaires.

To take the survey, visit this link.

– Valerie Coles

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Please note: The Invisible Scar is not affiliated in any way to the University of Georgia nor does it assume any responsibility regarding the study or survey mentioned below.

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