Social & Education Policy

Survey Participants Sought for Uncertainty in Relationships Study

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Researchers in the Communication Studies Department and Couple and Family Therapy at the University of Iowa invite you to participate in an online survey that examines emerging adult's uncertainty management and relationships. The purpose of the study is to compare emerging adults who have experienced infidelity in a relationship to emerging adults who have not. Of those who have not experienced an affair, we want to understand how experiences shape perceptions of relationships. We also aim to understand how emerging adults who experience an affair manage uncertainty related to their suspicions and eventual confirmation of a partner's affair. We want to learn how people go about gathering infidelity related information, how they communicate about the affair, and how these experiences shape their perceptions of relationships.

If you agree to participate, and have not experienced infidelity, we would like you to answer questions related to your current attitudes, beliefs, and perceptions related to relationships and infidelity. It will take about 25 minutes to complete the survey.

If you agree to participate, and have experienced infidelity, we would like you to answer questions related to your experience of gathering information about your partner's potential affair, if/what you discussed with others about your suspicions, how your partner eventually confirmed/disclosed the affair, and your current attitudes, beliefs, and perceptions related to relationships and infidelity. It will take about 30 minutes to complete the survey.

To participate in this study, you must be between the ages of 18-29

If you complete the survey you will have the opportunity to be entered into a raffle to win one of ten $25 checks.

Please contact Dr. Sylvia Mikucki-Enyart (sylvia-mikucki-enyart@uiowa.edu) or Dr. Kayla Reed-Fitzke (kayla-fitzke@uiowa.edu) with any questions.

If you would like to participate, you may begin by clicking the link to the survey: https://uiowa.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0jpVO72DVvoLKlv