Thank you for your interest in our study. Part one of the study is closed, Part 2 will close on June 20, and Part 3 will close June 27. We are excited to analyze the data we have. All our best during these unusual times.
Sleep and Dreams related to
Emotion Regulation and Media Consumption during COVID-19 Social Distancing:
The COVID-19 pandemic and related social
distancing is providing the opportunity to ask questions about the impact of
the pandemic, social distancing, and the media surrounding these events on
sleep, dreams, and emotions. Investigators at Hendrix College, UCA, UALR, and
UC-Boulder as part of the Hendrix Well-Being Initiative are initiating an
online survey to study some of the impacts.
We are seeking all adults (18+) to participate in a three-part
study. You can participate in one, two,
or all three parts. Part 1: an online survey (20-30 min), Part 2: a daily diary
study (15 min each day for 15 days), Part 3: an online survey (10-15 min).
There are three main purposes
to this study:
1. Determine if sleep, dreams, and emotion
regulation are impacted
by the COVID-19 pandemic and associated social
distancing and media consumption.
2. Determine if daily mood and mood
regulation predict sleep quality and dream content.
3. Determine if sleep quality and dream
content predict mood and mood regulation.
What will you do?
If you choose to participate,
you’ll start with Part 1: a set of surveys that ask questions about demographic
information, personality characteristics, your typical emotions, emotional
coping strategies and behaviors related to sleep, and your experience of the
COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing so far. You can do that right now and
it should take around 20-30 minutes. When you finish Part 1, you’ll be given
the chance to continue on or end your participation.
If you choose to continue
with Part 2, you’ll complete a morning and nighttime daily diary for the next
15 days (this will take about 10-15 minutes each day). Each morning, you'll
indicate your sleep quality and report on any dreams you can remember from that
night. Each evening, you'll tell us about your daily emotion, emotion
regulation success, COVID-19 media consumption, and subjective feeling of
social isolation for that day.
15 days after you participate
in Part 1, we’ll write you and ask if you’d like to participate in Part 3. You’ll complete follow-up questionnaires about
sleep related behaviors, emotions, and your experience of the COVID-19 pandemic
and social distancing for the past two weeks.
Who can participate?
What do you get?
a thank you for your participation, you will be entered into up to 10 drawings
depending on how much of the study you complete.
Part 1: On May 11th, we’ll draw from all participants who have completed Part 1
of the study for one of TWO Amazon gift cards worth $75.
Part 2: For every day (one Evening entry and the subsequent Morning entry) of
daily diaries you complete during the 15 days that follow your Part 1 entry,
you will be entered into a drawing held on May 26th for one of FIVE Amazon gift
cards worth $75. You do not have to remember a dream in order to complete a
daily diary entry.
Part 3: On June 3rd, we’ll draw from all participants who have completed Part 3
of the study for one of THREE Amazon gift cards worth $75.
will contact you after each drawing if you won a gift card. If you work for Hendrix College, rather than
receive an Amazon gift card, you will choose between a $75 addition to your
next paycheck or to your OneCard.
How can I participate?
You can e-mail Dr. Peszka at
firstname.lastname@example.org if you have
any questions before you begin participation.