Aurora Meneses da Silva, B.S., Graduate Student at the Marriage and Family Therapy M.S. Program, Purdue University Calumet, is developing a study on the impact of acculturation on the family dynamics of Portuguese immigrants in the U.S.. The purpose of the study is to understand how acculturating to the U.S. affects/affected Portuguese immigrants and their families, and how the therapist can better support immigrant families. The survey will be available until March 6th 2012. Therefore, I would like to request your help in spreading this email among Portuguese and Portuguese-Americans that might fit the criteria of participation.
Criteria to participate:
1) to be at least 18 years of age;
2) to be permanent resident in the U. S. (students/scholars on temporary visas do not qualify);
3) to have immigrated from Portugal OR, at least, one of your parents immigrated from Portugal; and,
4) to be original either from Portugal mainland, the Azores or Madeira archipelagos.
Participants will be given the opportunity to answer the survey either in Portuguese or English. At the end of the survey you will have the opportunity to enter a drawing for eight of $25 gift cards. Please follow this link to access the survey: https://www.psychdata.com/s.asp?SID=146125
A paper-based version of the survey is also available. If participants prefer to receive the survey in their homes, an email with their address can be sent to email@example.com, and the survey, as well as a stamped envelope with the address at which the survey can be returned, will be mailed to the participants.
If you have any questions about the study, please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or the principal investigator, Professor David Nalbone, at email@example.com.
I would also appreciate if you could email this information to other Portuguese living in the U.S. who might be interested in participating in this study.
Aurora Meneses da Silva, B.S.
Graduate Student at the Marriage and Family Therapy M.S. Program
Purdue University Calumet