Department of Psychology

The REPAIR Project: Research Exploring Psychological processes following experiences of Abuse In young adult Relationships

Wed Feb 22 16:11:00 GMT 2017

What does the research study involve?

Our study is looking at how people who have experienced intimate partner abuse think about and respond to their experiences. We are interested in how you make sense of these experiences and in understanding the thoughts and feelings that you might have about the abuse. You will be asked to complete an online questionnaire which asks about these things.

How long will it take?

The study will take about 20 to 30  minutes to complete.

When and where will the research take place? 

  • This research will take place from January 2017 until January 2018
  • This research is an online study

Who can take part?

  • All participants must be between 18 and 25 years of age.
  • Participants must have experienced a relationship (past or current) in which they felt at least one of the following things:

o    Physically, emotionally or sexually hurt
o    As though their partner was trying to control them or their contact with others
o    As though they were walking on eggshells

Will my taking part in this study be kept confidential?

You are not required to provide any identifiable information to take part in this study. This research has been approved by the Department of Psychology Ethics Committee (Ref.16-268)

Why should you take part? 

  • You will help to contribute towards important research that may help young people who have been in abusive relationships
  • For participation, a £2 donation will be made to one of four charities of your choosing.

Who can I contact for further information?

If you would like to take part in the study please go to for more information.