I hope you all had a fantastic Easter break filled with cheerful moods, minimal stress, and the rest... :)
We've been having some great success with people helping get the word out on our research. Many of our Macquarie Uni friends are helping (again), so thanks to the teams at Alumni News, Research Bulletin, MUPRA, and Staff News, as well as Donna, Erin, Golda, and Mel. To help us reach outside the MQ community, we've also got refreshed help from Dr. Janet Hall, Depressionet, SHine SA, and The Happiness Institute. With our growing list of helpers, we're hopeful that we will get up towards the mid-1000s. At the moment we have 912 completed surveys at the first time point.
I had a quick play the other day, and got our first little statistic: People who are in a relationship and have had intercourse in the past fortnight are more likely to be "perfectly happy" or "very happy" in their relationship than people who have not. Conversely, people who have not had intercourse in the past fortnight are more likely to label themselves as "unhappy" or "very unhappy" in their relationship compared with people who have had intercourse.
Not exactly ground-breaking, but it's getting me excited about having my hands on a complete data set from the first time point!
Thanks again for your ongoing interest and participation (and don't forget to post the link on your facebook wall to help boost our numbers: www.moodstressandsex.com).
All the best,