Online Study

Romantic Couple Communication Study

Study Description

I am a PhD student from the Relationships and Well-Being Lab at the University of Toronto. I study romantic relationships and what factors are responsible for keeping couples healthy and happy.

Our study tracks couples’ communication to examine how this shapes relationship outcomes. We are interested in surveying couples over the course of 9 months via an initial survey, 2 months of weekly surveys and a final survey 6 months later (for a total of 10 surveys). Given the longer-term commitment we require in this study, participants can earn up to $70 CAD/ $55 USD per individual (or $140 CAD/ $110 USD per couple) for their valuable time and efforts. Participants will first complete a screening survey and phone call.


Online Study

This study collects data using online methods and does not require you to come to the lab. Please check the methods section for details.


No pharmaceutical medication involved No pharmaceutical medication involved
Patients and healthy individuals accepted Patients and healthy individuals accepted

Pre-screening survey and phone call

Participants will complete a short survey and a brief phone call with one of our researchers to determine eligibility (for which they will be entered into a draw to win a $100 CAD giftcard).

Online surveys

Participants will complete a baseline survey (1 hour), 8 consecutive weekly surveys (15 minutes each) and a final survey 6 months later (10 minutes). Compensation: $15 for baseline, up to $40 for weekly surveys and $15 for follow-up (all in CAD).

Additional Information

Official Study Title

Investigating how Communication Affects Romantic Relationship Processes

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