Parents & Adolescents Coping with COVID-19 Stress Study

Principal Investigator: Bruce Compas, Ph.D.


The Stress and Coping Research Team at Vanderbilt University is conducting a study about stress and emotions families may be experiencing with the recent COVID-19 pandemic. The goal of the study is to better understand the ways in which parents and their adolescent-age children are being affected by COVID-19 and to identify the most helpful coping strategies to deal with stress related to COVID-19. This information will be helpful in developing effective psychological programs to strengthen skills to cope with stress.

We are looking for parents who have at least one child between the ages of 10 and 17. The study involves parents and adolescents completing online questionnaires that take about 1 hour to complete. Compensation is provided for you and your adolescent-age child.

A member of our research team will contact interested parents to conduct a brief telephone interview (5 minutes) to determine study eligibility. Eligible parents and adolescents who complete the study will each be compensated with a $10 Amazon gift card via email after completing all questionnaires.

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Participant Criteria

English-speaking parents and adolescents (ages 10-17)


$10 Amazon gift card via email

Last Updated: Monday, June 8, 2020

Enter your name and contact information and this study's coordinators will contact you if there are openings available.