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WA Young Adult Riding and Driving Study

WA Young Adult Riding and Driving Study

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What is the Young Adult Riding and Driving (YARD) Study?
The YARD Study is an ongoing research study about young adults’ transportation habits and health behaviors. We are housed at the Center for the Study of Health and Risk Behaviors (CSHRB) at the University of Washington.

Do I get paid?
Participants can earn up to $281 in electronic gift cards (either Amazon, Walmart or Target gift cards) throughout the course of the study.

What would I do as a participant?
1) Complete a quick contact form on our website, after which you will be contacted by a researcher to confirm your contact information and interest in the study.
3) After talking with a member of our research team, you will be sent our screening survey. This is a confidential 10-minute online survey to see if the study is right for you. This survey includes questions about your personal characteristics (age, gender, etc.), and contact information (phone number, email address, etc.). Upon completion, you will be sent a $5 Amazon gift card (later in the study, you’ll be able to choose between Amazon, Walmart and Target gift cards).
4) If eligible, you will be invited to complete the next portion of the study.
5) Study participants will be asked to complete 3-5 minute surveys on Thursdays – Sundays every other week for 6 months.
Participants will receive $3 / survey, and a $5 bonus each week they complete all surveys for that week.

Participant Eligibility

Am I eligible?
Young adults ages 18 to 25 who live in Washington state might be eligible. You do not have to be a university student to participate.


Daniela Acuna
(206) 685-5679

Additional Study Details

Full Study Title
Predicting Polysubstance Impaired Driving in Young Adults: ​ Longitudinal and Event-Level Assessment of the Role of Norms and Motives​

Study ID: Study00001568
Start Date: 11/15/2019
End Date: 08/31/2023

Brittney Hultgren, Ph.D.

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Study Site(s)

University of Washington

Online surveys, a phone call, and one Zoom meeting
Seattle, Washington 98109


Use the link below to send a message to the study coordinator, or call the number above to speak directly with a study representative.

I am interested in this research study.