I'm Joy Smithson - a Ph.D. Candidate in Communication Studies at The
University of Southern Mississippi. Currently, I am collecting data for
my dissertation, which focuses on romantic partners' financial attitudes
and conflict over finances. The goal of my study is to better understand
the factors that contribute to romantic couples' financial conflicts.
Therefore, I am looking for romantically involved adults who are living
together, engaged, and/or married.
Participation in this study will involve both relational partner's
separately completing an anonymous online questionnaire that takes
approximately 10 minutes to complete. No individual identifying
information will be collected from any respondent. However, for
statistical purposes, I will provide each couple a unique survey code so
that each partner's responses can be matched.
If you are interested in participating in this study, or if you would
like additional information, please email me at
Joy.Smithson@... or call 919.800.1979.
The University of Southern Mississippi
“Each of us is in essence like a rubber band ball. Culture is developed as if adding one rubber band after another. Some rubber bands are wide and comforting; some are thin, tight and painful, with a variety of sizes in-between adding to the construction. Each new rubber band changes the mass, density and dimension of the ball and how it will react to outside stimuli, just as the layers of culture change how we as humans react to situations.”
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