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    I am, I’ll be study – Round 2021

    This study aims to increase our knowledge of the life experiences of young Québec adults between the ages of 18 and 25 and provide a better understanding of the factors that contribute to their well-being.

    What is the Institut de la statistique du Québec?

    The Institut de la statistique du Québec, also known as Statistique Québec, is a government agency whose mission is to produce, analyze and disseminate official, objective and quality statistics on various aspects of Québec society.

    What is I am, I’ll be or the QLSCD?

    QLSCD stands for Québec Longitudinal Study of Child Development, which is the “scientific” name of the study. This is the name researchers and government specialists use when referring to the study. This is why several important publications talk about the QLSCD and not I am, I’ll be. However, both names refer to the same study.

    The study has previously been known as:

    • In 2002, I’ll be 5 years old!
    • In 2002, I was 5 years old!

    Study website: www.iamillbe.stat.gouv.qc.ca

    What is this year’s special round?

    The project is entitled “Personality, lifestyle and mental health” and was initiated by Marie-Claude Geoffroy (Ph.D.), professor at McGill University, and Natalie Castellanos Ryan (Ph.D.), professor at the Université de Montréal. It aims to better understand the risk factors associated with mental health problems from adolescence to adulthood, as well as the capacity of young adults to live with these disorders. Your participation is voluntary.

    How do I participate in the study?

    To participate in the study, you simply have to:

    If necessary, you can exit the questionnaire and return to finish it at a more convenient time. The first part of the online questionnaire takes an average of 45 minutes to complete and the second part takes about 15 minutes to complete.

    Statistique Québec will contact the participants who do have not submitted their online questionnaires to offer them the possibility to answer the questions over the phone.

    If you are not available when we call, you can let us know what time would be more convenient for you.

    I tried accessing the questionnaire, but keep getting an error message. What should I do?
    • Make sure you entered your identifier correctly.
    • You can contact Statistique Québec by telephone at 1-800-561-0213 or by e-mail at iam_illbe@stat.gouv.qc.ca.
    • In your message, please mention the name of the study printed on your invitation letter, as well as your name and contact information.
    • We will respond to your request within 24 hours during our office hours: Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    Are the phone calls recorded?

    For quality and training purposes, phone calls with Statistique Québec agents are recorded. However, if you don't want the call to be recorded, simply notify the agent at the beginning of the call.

    In what year did this study begin?

    The first round of the QLSCD was carried out in 1998 and included 2,120 Québec infants, who were about five months old at the time.

    The current phase of the study centers on early adulthood, as the young participants are now about 23 years of age.

    What is a longitudinal study?

    It’s a study in which the same people participate from start to finish. The information collected allows us to better understand changes in life situations, the development (or non-development) of certain behaviours, and the various transitions experienced.

    This is the first major longitudinal sample population in Québec to be followed so intensively since childhood.

    When will data collection take place in 2021?

    Data will be collected between mid-February and the beginning of June 2021.

    Do I have to take part in this study?

    Your participation in the study is VOLUNTARY, but important. You can decide not to answer certain questions or not to participate in this round without any prejudice.

    What is Statistique Québec’s privacy policy?

    The Act respecting the Institut de la statistique du Québec guarantees that the information you provide will be kept confidential and will only be used for statistical purposes. All Statistique Québec employees have taken an oath before a commissioner and are bound to maintain the secrecy and confidentiality of the data they collect.

    Will you share my answers with other individuals or organizations?

    Your responses will be transmitted to the partners and affiliated researchers who have agreed to comply with Statistique Québec’s security and privacy standards. The list of study partners and affiliated researchers can be provided to you upon request and can be viewed on the study website.

    Does Statistique Québec have an ethical framework?

    Yes. Both parts of the questionnaire have been reviewed by the ethics committee appointed by Statistique Québec. The ethics committee is responsible for safeguarding the respect, dignity and integrity of those participating or included in the study.

    Will I be compensated for completing the questionnaire?

    As a thank you and an incentive, you will receive $110 for your participation: a $75 cheque for the first part, and a $35 cheque for the second part.

    How often do you ask for consent?

    Consent is requested before each round of the study. You are free to participate in the study or not.

    How can I make sure you are from Statistique Québec?

    You can call Statistique Québec toll-free at 1-800-561-0213.

    How can I get more information about the study?

    For more information about the study, please contact the Direction de la gestion de la collecte by e-mail at iam_illbe@stat.gouv.qc.ca or by phone (toll-free) at 1-800-561-0213.

    Additional information is also available on the study website: www.iamillbe.stat.gouv.qc.ca.