[Posted on behalf of Thanh Lee]


I am currently completing my Psychology Honours this year at RMIT University. Along with the course work, we are also required to complete a Research Thesis.

The topic I am investigating is Intergenerational Parenting Styles of Chinese and Vietnamese Immigrants. This project has been approved by The Human Research Ethics Committee at RMIT University.

I am contacting you as I desperately need your help in either volunteering to participate or you may know of people that fit the demographic we are after.

If you identify with the requirements below, it would mean a lot to me if you would consider offering your time to contribute towards scientific research.

1. Chinese or Vietnamese descent
2. Parent with children aged between 3 and 12 years of age
3. Your parents are first generation immigrants in Australia

If this sounds like you, then please respond with whether you are Chinese or Vietnamese and your mailing address and I will post or deliver the surveys out to you for you and one of your parents to complete.

If you volunteer to participate, you will be asked to complete the 20-30 minute questionnaire, which will provide information on your ethnic identity, parenting goals, parenting stress, parenting styles, and your adaptation to Australia. Demographic questions will be asked to enable us to characterize the sample about age, gender, education and cultural background. The questionnaire package will consist of five questionnaires.

The pack includes a project statement, two questionnaires and a reply paid envelope: One to be completed by the parent, and another to be completed by the grandparent in relation to parenting and grandparenting your children between the ages of 3 and 12. The project statement and  questionnaires have also been translated to Chinese and Vietnamese. Once both surveys have been completed by the parent and grandparent, please place both of the surveys in the reply paid envelope provided for anonymous return of the survey. Please DO NOT include any identifying information on any of the documents. The survey is completely anonymous and confidential.

This study aims to contribute valuable information on parenting children in Chinese and Vietnamese cultures to develop and enhance parenting programs and resources. Your participation will support your community and other parents of children who wish to parent within their cultural values. The findings from this research will assist children to better understand their parents and parenting practices. You will have an opportunity to reflect on your parenting and assist in maintaining traditional Chinese and Vietnamese culture in Australia. Your support will be much appreciated.

If you also know of anyone that fits this description, if you would so kindly forward this email on and have them contact me.

This is the project statement, for your information: lee project statement-plain language-final [PDF]

Many thanks in advance.

Yours sincerely,
Thanh Lee