Romantic Relationships and Job Relocation

Study Information
Purpose of Study
This study seeks to examine the way couples navigate job relocation together in order to understand how partners can secure better relationship satisfaction and adjustment throughout the move.
Associated Lab
Relationships and Well-Being Lab
Emily A. Impett (Professor of Psychology) and Main Contact: Rebecca M. Horne (MSc, PhD Student)
Benefits of Participating
Participating in this study will help researchers better understand how couples tackle the job relocation process and identify factors that will help romantic partners as they navigate changes associated with moving.
Up to $120 CAD in gift cards from Amazon per partner ($240 CAD/couple) for completing all parts of the study

  1. At least 18 years old
  2. Currently living together
  3. Able to read and write in English
  4. Planning to relocate for one of your jobs/schooling (at the earliest) in one month from now up to (at the latest) one year from now **
  5. Both willing to participate in the study
**We recognize that your relocation plans may have been adjusted as a result of COVID-19. If you still intend to relocate for one of your jobs/schooling within the upcoming year, we encourage you to reach out.

  1. Under the age of 18 years old
  2. Unable to read and write in English
  3. Not planning to relocate for one partner's job/schooling (preferably in at least two months)
  4. Only one partner willing to participate in the study
  5. Not currently living together

What You'll Be Asked to Do:
Complete a series of online surveys throughout their relocation process that will ask about the move, as well as their thoughts, feelings, and relationship. Specifically, each partner will fill out an initial survey approximately 2 months before their move, biweekly surveys for just under 3 consecutive months following their move (for a total of 5 biweekly assessments), and 4 additional follow-up surveys 3, 6, 9, and 12 months post-move. All surveys are completed online. In order to be enrolled in the study, they must also complete a quick screening call (5-10 minutes), with both partners present.

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