Hello! My name is David Sullivan. I am a graduate student from the Smith College School for Social Work (Northampton, MA). I am currently working on my master's thesis and need participants for my study. My research is exploring the impact of technology on the parent-child relationship. Specifically, I am interested in how people perceive that technology affected their upbringing, as well as what their parents' relationship with technology was like.
If you have had difficulty managing technology use in the past (i.e. excessive gaming, obsessing over social media such as Facebook, separation-anxiety when separated from your mobile device, etc.), then your experience prior to Online Gamers Anonymous (OLGA) is of interest to my research. Participants in the study will take part in an individual phone interview with myself, responding to a series of questions regarding technology and their relationship with their parents. These interviews will take roughly 60 minutes of your time and take place during the months of February and March. In addition, participants in this research must meet the following criteria:
1. Are currently participating in, or have successfully completed OLGA's 12 steps
2. Be 18 years of age or older
3. Grew up in a two-parent household
4. Were not adopted
If you think that you meet the above criteria and that this research is something you would be interested in participating in, please contact me by either phone or email via the information below. Your decision whether or not to participate in my research will have no effect on your standing with OLGA.
Thank you for your consideration!