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    I am, I’ll be study – Round 2023

    The objective of this study is to better understand the factors associated with the overall well-being of Quebecers aged 18 to 25.

    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?

    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.

    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 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.

    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.
    • 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.
    In what year did this study begin?

    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.

    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 to be followed so intensively since childhood in Québec.

    When will data collection take place in 2023?

    Data will be collected between mid-February and the beginning of June 2023.

    Do I have to take part in this study?

    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.

    Are telephone conversations recorded?

    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.

    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. 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.

    Will I be compensated for completing the questionnaire?

    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.

    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. 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.