I emailed Mark about this and he encouraged me to post a link to this survey on the forums.
1) Are you at least 18 years of age?
2) Have you been participating in a weight loss program for the past consecutive 5 weeks?
3) Have you been in a committed, cohabitating relationship for the past two years?
4) Do you ever feel like your current partner/spouse gets in the way of your weight loss?
If you answered yes to all four questions, then youíre invited to participate in this anonymous, online survey to learn more about undermining (or sabotaging) by romantic partners during weight loss. This survey should take approximately 30-40 minutes to complete (including your thoughtful responses about your personal experiences with partner/spousal undermining of your weight loss efforts).
Responses to this survey cannot be traced back to participants. Any question may be left unanswered. Participation is voluntary and may be withdrawn at any time. Upon survey completion, you will be provided with an email address and subject line to enter a drawing for 1 of 10 gift cards (one $100 card and nine $25 cards). Each participant who completes the survey may also select to have $1 donated by the researcher to the participantís choice of 1 of these 5 charities: Playworks Playworks | Playworks, The Carter Center The Carter Center: Advancing Human Rights and Alleviating Suffering, Teach for America Teach For America | Home, Susan G. Komen for the Cure Susan G. Komen for the Cure, or MAP International MAP International - Providing Health & Hope For a Hurting World.
This study is being conducted by Amanda G. Harp, M.A., who is a graduate student in the Psychology Department at Clark University under the supervision of James V. Cordova, Ph.D. If you have any questions about this study, please contact Amanda Harp firstname.lastname@example.org or Dr. James Cordova email@example.com.
Thanks so much,
Amanda G. Harp, M.A.