The objective of this study is to better understand the factors associated with the overall well-being of Quebecers aged 18 to 25.
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.
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
It’s a project initiated by Amélie Petitclerc (Ph.D.) from the École de psychologie of Université Laval. It aims to document the degree of readiness for parenthood of young adults in Québec.
To participate in the study, you simply have to:
- go to the following Internet address: statistique.quebec.ca/web2/e366e;
- enter your identifier;
- create a password;
- complete the online questionnaire.
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 50 minutes to complete, and the second part takes about 15 minutes to complete.
Statistique Québec will contact the participants who have not submitted their online questionnaire to obtain their answers by phone. If you are not available when we call, you can let us know what time would be more convenient for you.
- Make sure you entered your identifier correctly.
- You can contact Statistique Québec by telephone at 1-800-561-0213 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Please mention the name of the study printed on your invitation letter as well as your name, file number, 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.
The first QLSCD round 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 25 years of age.
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 to be followed so intensively since childhood in Québec.
Data will be collected between mid-February and the beginning of June 2023.
Your participation in the study is voluntary but important, because it will help us better understand the life trajectories and factors that contribute to the overall well-being of young adults. This is what makes QLSCD unique and gives it an undeniable added value.
For quality and training purposes, telephone conversations with Statistique Québec agents are recorded. If you do not want your conversation to be recorded, simply notify the agent at the beginning of the call.
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.
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.
Yes. The study was 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.
As a thank you, you will receive $135 for your participation: a $100 cheque for the first part, and a $35 cheque for the second part.
Consent is requested before each round of the study. You are free to participate in the study or not.
You can call Statistique Québec toll-free at 1-800-561-0213.
For more information about the study, please contact the Direction de la gestion de la collecte by e-mail at email@example.com or by phone (toll-free) at 1-800-561-0213. Please mention the name of the study printed on your invitation letter, as well as your name, file number, and contact information. You can reach us every day from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., except on Friday and Saturday night.
Additional information is also available on the study website: www.iamillbe.stat.gouv.qc.ca.