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

A white female with long red hair wearing a pink short-sleeve t-shirt and jeans sitting on black chairs at a white-topped table with a black male who has a goatee and is wearing glasses and a black t-shirt. The male has an open laptop in front of him and on hand resting on the top of the laptop screen. The woman is holding a stack of papers that they are both looking at. A bowl of bananas and an orange sits on the table. The young couple appears to be sitting in the eating area of a home.

DSDR is excited to announce the release of time diary data for the partners of 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 and 1,515 of their partners.

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 the activity. The time diary participation rate was 75% for both main respondents and their partners.

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.

Mar 22, 2023

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