Research Project: The attitudes of female Iranian immigrants toward professional psychological help

My name is Shirin Khanideh and I am a graduate student in psychology. At this moment I am in the process of conducting a quantitative research for my doctoral project. I need to recruit about 300 subjects. It takes about 10 to 15 min. and all multiple choice questions. Also if you get tired and close it you can come back to the last question that you answered. There are very few Iranian professionals in the field of Psychology, thus very limited body knowledge of Iranian immigrants in the United States. Your contribution will result in further acknowledgment and recognition of this invisible minority group.

You qualify for participation if:

You are a female
You are between the ages of eighteen (18) to thirty (30) years old
You are enrolled in a college or university
You were born in Iran and now live in the United States.

Participation in this study is completely voluntary and you may withdraw at any point without penalty. As part of your participation you will be asked to fill out a background questionnaire and two (2) brief instruments that will take approximately 10 to 15 minutes to complete. The data gathered from the research is confidential and will be used for research purposes only. Identifying information of participants will not be used as surveys are anonymous. If you meet the criteria and would like to participate in this study, you can go to and fill out the questionnaires.

Questionnaires are also available in hard copy. Please send an e-mail to If you have any questions or concerns regarding this study and also if you wish to receive a copy of the results upon completion of the study, contact the researcher at the email or phone number listed above.

I do appreciate your help.
Thanks in advance
Shirin Khanideh
Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology
Doctoral Candidate

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