Current Research Projects

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The purpose of this study is to examine if the use of information and communication technologies shapes young adults’ romantic relationships. We are interested in the effects of multiple new technologies such as text messages, social networking sites, dating apps, and cyberpornography.

Thank you for your interest in this study.
Recruitment is now closed.
We recruited 1000 young adults aged from 16 to 29 years old, including 150 couples, whom completed online self-reported questionnaires at three time points over two years.

This project was set up in collaboration with Viol-Secours, the sexual assault help center of Quebec City. The purpose of this study is to examine if there are different trajectories of sexual well-being over time in women who were victims of sexual violence in adulthood.

Thank you for your interest in this study.
Recruitment is now closed.
We recruited over 300 women who were victims of sexual violence in adulthood. They completed online self - reported questionnaires at four time points over one year. If you would like to know more about this study, you can find the scientific publications here.

This project is coordinated by Beáta Bőthe in collaboration with the Sexual Health Laboratory (Université de Montréal). The purpose of this study is to understand how different sexual behaviors (including partnered sexual activities, masturbation, and pornography use) in the couple contribute to the sexual well-being of each partner.

Thank you for your interest in this study. Recruitment is now closed. We recruited over 300 couples. They completed online self-reported questionnaires at three time points over one year. If you would like to know more about this study, you can find the scientific publications here.​

The purpose of this study is to examine if emotions are related to couples' sexual and relational well-being. You and your partner will complete five online questionnaires over the next two years and one online survey every day in the evening for 35 days. As a thank you for completing the questionnaires and surveys, you and your partner will each receive CA$140 (CA$280 per couple).*
If you and your partner want to know more or to participate, contact us at
SailLab@uqtr.ca or
819-668-9253

Thank you for your interest in this study. In order to participate, partners of the couple need to be aged 18 or over and have been living together for at least six months.**
A research assistant will contact you by phone to make sure you are eligible.
* Varies between $20 and $280 per couple in proportion of your participation.
** Other eligibility criteria may apply.

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