Participants Needed for Life Satisfaction Research Study
Dear Research Participant,
I am a doctoral learner under the direction of a chair in the College of Doctoral studies at Grand Canyon University. I am conducting an Institutional Review Board approved research study to examine the levels of perceived life satisfaction and resilience in divorced women.
I am recruiting individuals to complete two short surveys which will take approximately 20 minutes. Thank you in advance for taking the time to complete the surveys. I appreciate your aiding in this research study. You will find the surveys by clicking on the link at the bottom of this letter.
These are the requirements that you must meet in order to be included in this study: You must be a single American woman (not currently remarried), heterosexual, divorced only one time, currently earning $36,001 or more annually, and between the ages of 30 and 50 years old. If you meet these requirements, please feel free to click on the link below to read and sign the informed consent form, and take the two surveys.
Your participation in this study is voluntary. Your identity will be completely anonymous. If you choose to participate in the study, you may withdraw at any time. You may also come back to the study and participate if you wish. Once the study is complete, you will have access to the results. If you have any questions concerning the research study, please email me at Mbushbestc@my.gcu.edu.
Mary K Bush
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During her research, she reached out to readers at WomansDivorce.com for input on her story. Now you can read the results of her research on the phenomenon of divorce regret.
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