Early Relationships Over Time Study


Study Information
Purpose of Study
The purpose of this research is to examine the factors that influence people’s feelings of desire and relationship satisfaction in the early years of their relationship.
Associated Lab
Sexual Health and Relationships Lab
Location
Online
Investigators
Dr. Amy Muise, Assistant Professor of the Department of Psychology at York University
Benefits of Participating
The benefits of participating in this study are: (a) insight into yourself and relationships, (b) a greater understanding of social psychological research.
Compensation
Participants will have the opportunity to receive up to $105 ($84 USD) in gift cards from Amazon, Best Buy, or Starbucks for completing all parts of the study. Participants will receive $15 ($12 USD) for completing each survey.

Inclusions:
  1. Over the age of 18 (ideally 25+)
  2. Involved in a romantic relationship for at least 6 months, sexually active in their current relationship
  3. Reside in Canada or the United States
  4. Able to read and understand English
  5. Live geographically close to your partner
  6. Agree to participate in a 1.5-year multi-part study
  7. Participants must also have access to a computer with internet to complete the online surveys

Exclusions:
  1. Under the age of 18
  2. Not in a romantic relationship for at least 6 months or over 12 months
  3. Not sexually active
  4. Not residing in Canada or the United States
  5. Not able to read and understand English
  6. Do not live geographically close to their partner
  7. Do not have access to a computer with internet
  8. Do not agree to participate in a 1.5-year multi-part study

What You'll Be Asked to Do:
The study involves completing 7 surveys—one survey every three months for a year and a half. Each survey is roughly 60 minutes long. We require that partners complete each survey within 2 weeks of each other. On each survey, both partners will answer questions about their thoughts, feelings and activities in their relationship. Surveys are to be completed privately without discussing answers with one another. The study involves completing 7 surveys—one survey every three months for a year and a half. Each survey is roughly 60 minutes long.

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