National Couples’ Health and Time Study (NCHAT) Time Diary Data Now Available!

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DSDR is excited to announce the release the Time Diary data for primary respondents of the National Couples’ Health and Time Study (NCHAT), United States, 2020-2021 (ICPSR 38417)!

NCHAT is a population-based study of couples in America that contains representative samples of racial and ethnic diverse and sexual and gender diverse individuals. NCHAT focuses on the experiences of co-habiting partners, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic, examining relationship functioning, emotion regulation, discrimination, racial trauma, physical health, psychological well-being, health behaviors, stressors, and time use. The sample includes 3,642 main respondents. The sample frame included adults in the United States who ranged in age from 20-60 years old, who were married or cohabiting, and who were able to read English or Spanish. Approximately 1,515 partners participated.

Once the main survey was completed, respondents were invited to participate in the time-diary and randomly assigned to a time-diary day roughly 10 to 14 days after completion of the main survey. The diary covered a 24-hour period starting at 4 am on the assigned day. The time-diary was counted as complete if the respondent entered at least five activities and 180 minutes. The time-diary variables include activity descriptions, who was there during the activity, multi-tasking, how the activity made the respondent feel, use of alcohol or technology during the activity, and total time spent on activity.

NCHAT was conducted by Claire Kamp Dush (University of Minnesota) and Wendy Manning (Bowling Green State University) and funded by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Access the National Couples’ Health and Time Study (NCHAT), United States, 2020-2021 page


Dec 13, 2022

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