Daily Relationship Experiences Study 2023

Note: Recruitment ends September 24, 2023. If you and your partner are interested in participating, please e-mail us at pairlab@carleton.ca or click here.

This study is being conducted by Dr. Cheryl Harasymchuk from the Department of Psychology at Carleton University.

The purpose of this study is to examine couples’ daily relationship experiences. We are interested in a variety of experiences couples encounter on a day-to-day basis such as relationship quality, sexual quality, conflict, leisure activities, and so on. In this study, you and your partner will individually complete an online background survey (~60 minutes), a brief daily diary survey for 21 days (~10 minutes/day), as well as a 3-month follow-up survey (~15 minutes). We do not anticipate any psychological or physical risks to participants.

To thank you for your time, couples will receive up to $130 CDN (up to $65 per person CDN) in Amazon.ca gift certificates.

Eligibility requirements:

  1. You and your partner have been in a romantic relationship for at least 2 years.

  2. Both you and your partner must be willing to participate.

  3. You and your partner must be available for 3 weeks (21 evenings) in the near future to complete a short online survey every night (individually).

  4. You and your partner live together at least 5 out of 7 nights a week (i.e., not in a long-distance relationship). Moreover, you and your partner must not be isolating from each other due to COVID-19 pandemic quarantining procedures.

  5. You and your partner must have a separate email address that only he/she has access to (i.e., no shared email accounts can be used for this study).

  6. You and your partner would be able to have a 5-10 minute zoom call (with the camera on) with a research assistant to determine eligibility.

This study has received clearance by the Carleton University Research Ethics Board–B, Canada (clearance #105046).