Thank you for contacting us about our study for same-sex couples. We would like to ask you a few questions in order to determine whether you may be eligible for one of our studies. First we would like to give you a little bit of information about the research.
An estimated 500,000 same-sex couples live in the United States. Some research has compared same-sex couples to heterosexual couples and generally found few differences. However, less research has examined unique cultural factors that can affect same-sex couples, such as discrimination and stigma. This is why we're conducting this study. Our primary goal is to determine how discrimination affects the well-being of same-sex couples’ romantic relationships and how it can affect the physical and mental health of both partners by straining their romantic relationships.
You may be eligilbe for this study if:
If you and your partner decided to participate you would be asked to:
· Complete a series of questionnaires online (the survey takes approximately 60 minutes).
· Complete 3 10-minute conversation tasks with your partner that will be video recorded over webcam for observational coding.
If you would like to continue with this screening, it will take about 5 minutes to complete. You will be asked to respond to questions about several aspects of your romantic relationship. You do not have to answer any questions you do not wish to answer or are uncomfortable answering, and you may stop at any time. Your participation in the screening is voluntary.
Your answers will be confidential. No one will know your answers except for the research team. Once you and your partner have both completed the screener, a member of the research team will follow-up with you within 48 hours.