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Take a survey RE:dating violence

February 21, 2009

My name is Kathleen Kline and I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker in the State of Ohio and a doctoral student in Clinical Psychology at Walden University. For my dissertation, I am conducting a study on male and female victims of dating violence in both heterosexual and gay/lesbian relationships among college students. I am conducting this study under the supervision of Matthew Geyer, PsyD at matthew.geyer@waldenu.edu and it has been approved by the Walden University IRB (Approval # 05-19-08-0283304). My dissertation research was inspired out of a recognition of the dearth of research on dating violence among male victims and a need for social change efforts designed to assist those who might not otherwise seek help. I am in particular need of obtaining a sample of male victims of dating violence in both heterosexual and same-sex relationships , but women victimized by dating violence in both same-sex and heterosexual relationships are welcome to participate.

The purpose of my study is to examine differences in type of violence/abuse experienced, attachment style and help-seeking behavior among victims of dating violence, particularly males in heterosexual relationships and those in gay/lesbian relationships who currently attend college or university (undergraduate/graduate), are in or have been in a dating relationship and who have experienced at least one incident of physical, psychological and/or sexual abuse/violence within the context of their dating relationship. It is to create an awareness men also experience abuse or violence by their dating partners.

I would appreciate it if you could post this information to your list serve. This survey is completely confidential and anonymous and hosted on a secured, password-protected survey service site, http://www.surveymonkey.com Please Note: While participation in this study is completely voluntary and may be exited at any time, it would be appreciated if the survey is completed in full (all four questionnaires are completed) in order for participant responses to count in the results of the study. The survey will take approximately 25 minutes to complete.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=UcpSW4UYDgnVDXzbYG3Hkw_3d_3d

Password: Butterfly007

Your participation or assistance will help to further research in the area of dating violence among both male and female victims of dating violence in both heterosexual and same-sex relationships which will lead to social change efforts to create an awareness that men also experience abuse and violence by their dating partner and in the development of services and resources designed to assist those victims who might not otherwise seek help. By participating in the survey, you may gain valuable insights into yourself and/or your dating relationship. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me via e-mail at kkathleen57@yahoo.com or kklin001@waldenu.edu. In exchange for your assistance, I will gladly send you a general summary of the results of this study.

Sincerely,

Kathleen Kline, M.S.S.A., L.I. S.W.

Doctoral Candidate, Walden University, School of Psychology