Relating Long Distance Study

Principle Investigator: Hazal Senkoyuncu
Department: Media and Communications
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Bill Strom (, 604 888 7511 ext. 3224)
Institution: Trinity Western University
Phone: 778 384 0680
Thank you for considering helping with my study! Its purpose is to examine the online communication between you and a close opposite sex friend with whom you are in a long-distance relationship. The survey is anonymous and confidential, however, I may contact you with additional questions if it benefits the research. You may, however, refuse to do this. The information collected will be kept behind a username and password on a computer accessible only by me.

Time commitment for the survey is 15 minutes.

Please be aware that the survey asks personal questions and that you may feel some discomfort as you realize the nature of your relating online. I hope you learn good things too!

If you have any questions or need more information, you may contact me, Hazal Senkoyuncu, at 778 384 0680 or

If you have concerns about your rights as a participant, you may contact Ms. Elizabeth Kreiter Elizabeth.Kreiter@twu.cain the Office of Research, Trinity Western University (also at 604-888-7511 extension 2167).

Your consent to participate is voluntary, and you can opt out at anytime without consequence.

By clicking “continue” you are indicating that you are giving your consent to participate in this study and that your responses may be put in anonymous form and kept for further use after the completion of this study. You may be contacted via email if further information from you might benefit this study.

You may want to print a copy of this consent form for your own records.

Thank you.

Hazal Senkoyuncu