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Want to Participate in a Study for Adult Children of Narcissists (ACoNs)?

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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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10 thoughts on “Want to Participate in a Study for Adult Children of Narcissists (ACoNs)?

  1. I have 8 siblings (all from the same two parents), and we all fit this. Both of our parents are narcissist, and it has created a very sad story for most of us. So glad to see some research being done!

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    1. Sorry for what you’ve had to endure as an ACoN, Beth!

      Yes, research is so needed, and it’s encouraging to seeing it take place.

      Peace to you & yours.

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    1. Rachel,

      Hooray! Glad to hear one of The Invisible Scar readers won something!

      Treat yourself to something nice. 🙂

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  2. I am proud to have participated in this survey, and am so excited about the numbers for data collection! Seriously, “at least 32 countries” is awesome, and will help see that this kind of abuse crosses cultures! Very exciting.
    I don’t think I won a prize– might have gone to my spam box, but that’s all right.

    S2V

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    1. Thanks for your participation!

      The numbers indeed are very encouraging. I’m looking forward to reading more about the research done, and I’ll share it hear as soon as I get word of its publication.

      Peace to you.

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