The Stepparent Survey Overview

© Dr. Nodrick 2006



The Stepfamily Foundation of Alberta performs many activities on behalf of stepfamilies, including research. The ultimate goal of this research is to help stepfamilies succeed.

Purpose of the Present Research: This study has three goals:

1)      to identify the different stepparenting styles that appear naturally in stepfamilies,

2)      to determine which of these styles are the most effective, and

3)      to figure out how to improve the less effective ones. 

How can you help?  This study is now nearing completion, but it still requires additional information from: biological, adoptive, and foster parents as well as from stepparents. If you are a parent, please consider assisting us in this work by:

a) (anonymously) completing the following questionnaire about your own situation and experiences, and/or 

b) encouraging your friends and acquaintances to complete the questionnaire. [Click here for a prepared message to send them.]

What’s in it for you? In exchange for the time you spend, we will provide you with ground-breaking information developed by the Stepfamily Foundation of Alberta that will:

a) tell you four tasks you need to address to succeed as a stepfamily, and

b) detail specific activities that will help you to master each of these tasks.  

This information is “hot off the press”, available nowhere else, and, according to the stepfamilies that participated in this research project, it is “astoundingly effective.”  You will be able to download it immediately after completing this survey. 

To guarantee your privacy:  We require no identifying information, so you can answer the questionnaire with complete confidence.

Accessing the Final Results: As soon as all of the results are tabulated, they will be published on the Stepfamily Foundation of Alberta web site (


Click here to begin the survey.


The information contained on this page is for the personal use of stepfamily members visiting this web site. All other use, reproduction, distribution or storage of this work, in whole or in part, by any and all means, without the express written permission of the author, is strictly prohibited.


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