About the Study

The present study aims to use a novel approach to explore whether the way parents and children express and receive love (love attitudes) impacts on the quality of their relationship, as well as on the adjustment of the child in two main areas (psychological adjustment and resiliency). I am currently seeking boys and girls aged 4 to 12 years to participate in this study.  One parent/caregiver is also required to participate in the study. Yours and your child’s participation in this study is completely voluntary.  You may withdraw yourself or your child at any time without risking any adverse consequences.  All data collected in this study will be treated with complete confidentiality.

It is anticipated that the data collected during this study will assist us in better understanding parent-child relationships during middle childhood, with a particular focus on the role that love attitudes play in the quality of this relationship, as well as on the psychological adjustment of the child.  We hope to use our research findings for the purpose of educating parents on the ways in which they might be able to build stronger relationships with their children.


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