Participation Opportunities

Research Opportunity for Remarried Couples

We are recruiting remarried couples who live with at least one child younger than 18 for a study about communication and wellbeing. We want both spouses to participate in the study. What do you need to do? Take an online survey that will take approximately 15 -30 minutes. Do I get paid? Each person who completes the survey will receive $10. After both members of the couple complete, each will receive another $5. To see if you qualify, visit:

If you have any questions, email any of these researchers

Nick Frye[email protected]

Larry Ganong[email protected]

Marilyn Coleman[email protected]

Announcement sponsored by Human Development and Family Studies

An Assessment of Stepparent’s Adjustment

Midwestern University, Downers Grove, IL

The purpose of this study is to understand the experiences of men and women in the role of a stepparent. Participants will be asked to complete a set of brief questionnaires about themselves, and their families and relationships. Complications of divorce, partner communication, relationship with the biological mother, stepchild/stepchildren relationships, and co-parenting styles will be some of the topics of interest in this study. These findings will be utilized to suggest helpful intervention and program options for stepparents. Participation is voluntary, and you are free to discontinue participation at any time. Participation will take approximately 20-30 minutes.

Participation Requirements:

If interested, please click on the link below that will bring you to the online survey.


Remarriage and Stepfamily Study

Researchers at Auburn University are interested in learning more about what makes for strong remarriages and stepfamilies. We would also like to learn more about the possible marital struggles you may have experienced in your remarriage and/or stepfamily, including struggles with financial issues, in hopes that we may be able to educate future couples about what to expect going into remarriage. Only people in remarriages and stepfamilies can help us truly understand the joys and stresses of these relationships. To participate in this study CLICK HERE .

Stepparent Stigmatization and Quality of Stepfamily Life

LaSalle University

The purpose of this study is to understand how stepparents view possible stigmatization of their role. In obtaining this information, we are interested in how stigma is related to the perceptions of marital quality and stepfamily life, in general. This research study is being conducted by Katie Neary Dunleavy, Ph.D, and Matthew M. Martin, Ph.D. This project is being conducted as professional research in the Communication Department at La Salle University. Participation is voluntary, and you are free to discontinue participation at any time.

To participate, please follow this link.

The "Married (or Dating) with Children" Study

University of Rochester

The purpose of this study is to understand how children and family dynamics can impact romantic relationships and individual well-being in parents. The study is voluntary and anonymous; can be completed online and takes about 15 - 20 minutes to complete. Participants will gain feedback about their personality and relationship.

Participation Requirements:

To participate, please follow this link.

Stepparenting Styles Research Study

The Stepfamily Foundation of Alberta performs many activities on behalf of stepfamilies, including research. Currently, the SFA is conducting a study of stepparenting styles. Learn more about this study and how you can participate in it by visiting their web site.


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