We are Jojo and Maxie, two postgraduate students studying MSc Child Development at UCL Institution of Education, and we are focusing our dissertation projects on parenting experiences and mental health of fathers of children with autism, which is supervised by Dr Dagmara Dimitriou working at the Lifespan Learning and Sleep Laboratory (LiLAS). As current research about parenting experiences is mostly from the mother’s perspective, we would like to understand further from the father’s point of view. Therefore, we would like to recruit some fathers of children with autism to take part in our study.
Our study involves an online survey (see the link below) and an interview, which are both voluntary for fathers to participate. The survey will ask questions about the father, father’s wellbeing, and about his child(ren) with autism, which will take about 35 minutes. Father’s identity will be kept anonymous, in which the father’s name and contact information (e.g. email address) will not be stored with the survey data. Furthermore, if any father wants to contribute further to our research, we are also conducting interviews about his experience of raising an autistic child, and please contact Jojo for further details via email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
This is the link to our survey: https://redcap.slms.ucl.ac.uk/surveys/?s=ECKL97P8L4
As we would like to learn more about paternal parenting experiences, and we are in desperate needs of fathers, we greatly appreciate your participation and help. Thank you very much!