Survey about Disability Identity Development

Over the past five years, Anjali Forber-Pratt, PhD, has been working to develop and validate a measure of disability identity development. While the study has made a lot of progress, it is in need of another sample of approximately 1,000 individuals with disabilities to complete the reduced set of items. This is a one-time email as we would like to invite you to participate in the study by taking the following survey, which contains a significantly reduced set of questions:

The survey will take no more than 20 minutes to complete and contains basic questions about yourself, your disability, your interactions with others, your involvement with the disability community and perceptions about your identity. If you choose to participate, you may enter your contact information (or you may opt out by not entering it) to enter a drawing for a $100 Amazon gift card. Three gift cards will be drawn. Your participation in this study is voluntary. In order to be eligible to participate in this study, you must be:

  • 18 years of age or older
  • Identify as having a disability (visible or hidden)
  • Able to reliably complete self-report measures in English
  • Living or residing in the United States

Thank you for your consideration! Feel free to share with others who may be eligible to participate. Email [email protected] with any questions.

Anjali J. Forber-Pratt, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Human & Organizational Development at Vanderbilt University. Her research agenda adopts a social-ecological framework and looks at issues surrounding identity, equity and empowerment through methodology for individuals who are different in some way, with a large focus on disability. She completed her degrees at the University of Illinois. Dr. Forber-Pratt is a Paralympic medalist and currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of SRNA.