Social Work/Psychology – Spencer
Professor Renee Spencer
Options: Volunteer, UROP
Research Assistants are needed to work on a longitudinal study of adolescent girls and stress. The purpose of the study is to learn more about why high achieving girls experience such high stress levels and how their relationships and environments may affect stress. Interviews and surveys have been collected at two time points from 60 girls at two private schools, one in the Boston area and one in the Cleveland area. Twenty girls in each of three grades along with their parents, and a selected group of teachers completed interviews at two time intervals. To address some of the differing developmental periods, the first interview took place when the girls were in the 6th, 8th and 10th grades (20 girls from each grade) and the second a year later when the girls were in the 7th, 9th and 11th grades.
Duties will include the following:
–Read through interviews and take summary notes
–Assist with analysis of qualitative data interview, including the development of narrative summaries and/or case studies.
–Assist with the analysis of coded interview data
About The Position:
Applicants must be able to commit to work at least 5-8 hours a week for a period of at least 4 months during the academic year.
Great opportunity for a student seeking first-hand experience conducting social sciences research or a student with a specific interest in adolescent girls and stress (applied or policy work in this field).
How to Apply:
Interested applicants should submit an email expressing your interest in the project and a resume to Renée Spencer at email@example.com