CoLoSSAL : COuples in LOng-term relationships: Sexuality, Support, and Attachment in daily Life
Why do we conduct this research? +
A healthy and fulfilled couple relationship is deemed important by many adults. Attachment, couple support, and a positive sexuality are acknowledged as key factors of couple well-being and long-term commitment. Nonetheless, few studies have made the association between couple and sexual well-being among long-term couples, and even fewer studies have explored the interaction between attachment, couple support, and sexuality. Taking into account these factors, the study enhances the understanding of long-term couple’s satisfaction.
What is the purpose of this study? +
The purpose of this study is to understand how romantic attachment, couple support, and sexuality all contribute to couples’ well-being on a daily basis, and to long-term relationships’ stability.
Who can participate? +
Couples (aged 18 and over) who have been together for at least 5 years.
Partners must live together since at least 6 months.
Partners must have had sexual intercourse at least once a week over the past six last months.
Both partners must participate in the study.
Couples must have a daily access to Internet, and they must be able to read and understand French or English.
A French version of this research project is also available (CoQuASSE).
What will you have to do? +
This is a 3-step study.
Step 1: You and your partner shall complete a baseline questionnaire (60 to 75 minutes). You shall then complete a short online questionnaire (daily journals) for a period of 21 days through our secured web platform. These daily diaries should take between 5 to 15 minutes to complete.
Step 2: You and your partner shall complete follow-up questionnaires 3 months after the completion of daily journals (through our secured web platform), which should take around 45 minutes.
Step 3: You and your partner shall complete follow-up questionnaires 12 months after the completion of daily journals (through our secured web platform), which should take around 45 minutes.
A financial compensation for your time will be offered after each completed step of the study, up to a maximum of $150 per couple (Amazon gift cards).