MAPs Who Are Parents Wanted for New Study
Study Leads: Dr. Craig Harper, Dr. Rebecca Lievesley
Postgraduate Researchers: Bryony Gill, Olivia Pointer,
Nottingham Trent University
The aims of the research project are to investigate parenting-related characteristics of people both with and without sexual attractions to children.
People who are attracted to children and are also parents (biological, step, adoptive, or otherwise) are invited to participate by completing an anonymous survey and/or participating in an anonymous interview with the researchers.
We are currently recruiting for research aimed specifically at individuals who are attracted to children and are also parents (biological, step, adoptive, or otherwise). This involves two strands – a survey and interviews. Further information on each of these is outlined below.
This survey is specifically recruiting individuals who self-identify as having an attraction to children and are parents (biological, step, adoptive, or otherwise). It explores parenting views, child-parenting relationships, your sexual attractions, and how these are managed within the context of parenting relationships, and how these relationships and self-perceived ability to parent might differ (if at all) from non-MAP parents.
The survey is anonymous, it does not collect IP addresses and it can be accessed using a Tor browser (although there might be a slight time lag in loading / between pages on some browser types). The link to the survey is below – the first page provides full information about the study and you can then choose whether or not to take part.
We are looking to interview individuals who are attracted to children and are also parents (biological, step, adoptive, or otherwise). The interviews will explore your parenting views, relationships with your children, your sexual attractions, how these are managed within the context of being a parent, and how (if at all) your sexual attraction affects your views and relationships with your children. The aim here is to capture different perspectives and lived experiences in an in depth way that is not possible to explore within a survey.
Interviews are generally conducted via Microsoft Teams with no video – you do not have to register for an account to use this, you can be sent the link to join so you can remain anonymous if you wish to. We can also consider other interview methods if you would prefer. If you would like to take part, have any questions, or would like more information please email me directly ([email protected]).
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