Our study tracks how couples communicate with each other over time in order to discover how couples can better solve conflicts in their relationship. This study involves a two-step screening process (i.e., a very short survey and screening phone call) for which you will be entered into a draw to win a $100 CAD gift card, an initial survey for which you will receive $15 CAD, 8 consecutive brief weekly surveys for which you will receive up to $40 CAD and a short follow-up survey 6 months later, for which you will receive $15 CAD. Given the longer-term commitment we require in this study, we want to emphasize that couples will be compensated appropriately for their valuable time and efforts (up to $70 CAD per person or $140 per couple).
By participating in our study, you will provide researchers valuable insight into how couples can better navigate conflicts and promote healthy and happy relationships.
Living with a romantic partner
In a romantic relationship for at least 1 year
Living in Canada or the United States
Able to read and write in English
Both partners willing to participate
This research has been approved by the University of Toronto Research Ethics Board (Protocol # 37757)
Online, Phone Call
Weekdays, Weeknights, Weekends
3 hours total, 10 sessions
There will also be an initial online survey and phone screening process to ensure couples' eligibility prior enrollment.
Up to $70
This study doesn't require any in-person visits. Complete it in the comfort of your own home!
You must be a resident in North America to join this study