A large longitudinal study on motivation, behavior and satisfaction in couples: Research data from a four-week experience sampling study with a pre-, post-, and one-year follow-up assessment.

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  • Zygar-Hoffmann, Caroline (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München)
  • Hagemeyer, Birk (Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena)
  • Pusch, Sebastian (Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena)
  • Schönbrodt, Felix D. (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München)
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  • GESIS:
    • Psychology
  • APA Classification:
    • Motivation & Emotion
    • Marriage & Family
    • Personality Traits & Processes
  • Abstract

    576 individuals from 293 heterosexual couples completed an online preliminary questionnaire on dispositional implicit and explicit motives, global relationship satisfaction, personality, satisfaction with life, self-reflection and decision-making in intimate relationships. 510 of these individuals took part in an experience sampling study spanning four weeks, answering questions about their momentary motivation, affect, state relationship satisfaction, behaviors and experiences in their relationship five times a day. Afterwards, 508 individuals provided feedback, assessed again their global relationship satisfaction and the relationship satisfaction during the last four weeks . A year later, 390 of these individuals reported on their current relationship status, last year's events, conflicts, their idiosyncratic behavioral implementations of agency and communion, and completed questionnaires on implicit and explicit motivational dispositions, life satisfaction and depending on their relationship status on global relationship satisfaction, or loneliness, and narcissism. The study was conducted to examine motivational dynamics in couples and its relevance for relationship satisfaction. Datasets of the preliminary questionnaire, the ESM-Study in long and wide format, the post questionnaire and the one-year follow-up as well as the corresponding codebooks are provided. The following additional material can be found at https://osf.io/psqx8/: - the "original" codebooks, including for example connecting passages between question texts or general instructions, - R scripts documenting the preprocessing of the data, - R scripts for further processing of the data, - a file pointing to inconsistencies in the data, - a link to the preregistration of hypotheses on the data.
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    DOI: 10.5160/psychdata.zrce18mo99

Update Metadata: 2020-10-28 | Issue Number: 1 | Registration Date: 2020-10-28