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Research Study

GRIP (Goal Regulation In couples Project)

Study on Goal Pursuit in Older Couples

Currently Recruiting

Health Areas

Other General Health , Social Determinants of Health, Aging, Other Older Adults

Study Purpose

Examine how partners (aged 60+) navigate their lives and pursue valued goals (in addition to other questions, we’d ask about your goal progress for three specific goals during the course of 10 days). The results of our study will help us to understand how partners help each other to accomplish together what might be difficult to do alone. We are particularly interested in the day-to-day life situations.


The study involves an initial, hour-long zoom session with a self-paced questionnaire (usually around 90-120 minutes), 10 days of morning (usually 5-10 minutes) and evening questionnaires (usually 10-20 minutes), and a final, 30-minute long zoom session with a questionnaire (usually 60 minutes). As a token of appreciation, we’d offer each of you a $50 amazon giftcard.


Vancouver Island / Coast

Lower Mainland

Thompson - Okanagan



North Coast and Nechako


recruitment end date



Age: 60 Years - 100 Years Old

Accepting Healthy Volunteers: No

Research Team Information

Principal investigator

Christiane Hoppmann

health authority affiliation

No Health Authority Affiliation

academic affiliation

University of British Columbia - Vancouver


Carsten Wrosch

Denis Gerstorf

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