“Validity of the Voice and Communication Situation Questionnaire (VCSQ) for Singers"
To qualify for participation, you must meet ALL of the following criteria:
at least 18 years of age
a professional singer (example- be paid to sing)
were presumed female at birth (PFAB) but do not identify or feel comfortable with that label
By participating in this study, we hope to learn about the specific voice and communication needs of adult singers who were presumed female at birth but do not identify or feel comfortable with that label (generally referred to as transmasculine or non-binary people). Your participation in this research would involve the completion of an online survey that takes about 20 minutes, participation in a 1-hour online group discussion with other participants, and finally, an opportunity to review and provide feedback on the research team’s written summary of findings (1-3 pages).
There are minimal risks (e.g., confidentiality breach). You may find benefit in reflecting on your voice function and the impact on your well-being and discussing that with others.
Participants receive $30 for taking part in the study.
If you are interested, please email GWUvoice@gwu.edu to let us know. We also welcome any questions you have about participation or the study in general.
This study is approved by GW IRB #NCR224425
This study is for a Master's thesis by Alexandra Purdy, under the direction of Adrienne Hancock, Ian Howell, Lisa Kopf, and Mackenzie Fama.