VCU Study

Research Opportunity for Community Service

Attention parents of freshmen and sophomores! An exciting opportunity to participate in a research study is available to your student. Dr. Donna Dockery, Assistant Professor at Virginia Commonwealth University, is studying the coping strategies of high-end learners using a quick online survey.

All freshmen and sophomores all invited to participate. To participate, parents must complete the attached permission form:

To view more detailed information information about this study and to review the survey, please visit

The study is a longitudinal study and Dr. Dockery asks that the students who agree to participate (with parent permission) complete the survey four times, once at the beginning and end of both freshmen and sophomore years. A total of one hour of community service will be awarded for students who take the survey all four times.

Ms. Loving in the School Counseling Office is assisting with the study. Please contact her at with immediate questions. Dr. Dockery will be available at Back to School Night to answer additional questions.