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Belgian-Asian Couples - Questionnaire

This questionnaire aims to better understand the situations in Belgium of Belgian-Asian couples, in which one of the partners is a Belgian national and the other a migrant from Asia (China, Japan, Laos, Philippines, Thailand, South Korea and Vietnam), independently of their gender or sexual orientation. It will inquire into the experiences and modes of couple lives of the target study groups (like the languages used at home or the division of domestic tasks). It will also obtain information regarding the common issues/challenges that Belgian-Asian couples are facing in their everyday lives. By accepting to participate in this survey, you will be able to contribute to the advancement of Social Science researches and to a better understanding of the social situation of mixed couples.

It comprises five parts: socio-demographic information (specifically, age, nationality, educational attainment, civil status, profession and presence or absence of children), couple formation (socio-demographic characteristics of your partner, information about your meeting and start of relationship), migration and settlement (visa, access to Belgian nationality, property acquisition), couple/family life experiences (language, division of labour at home, childcare or access to the labour market), and your future plans and opinions on issues such as personal identity/ies and belongingness. If you feel that some questions are too personal, you may decide not to reply to them.

This survey is part of the collective research "Situated mixedness in a “super-diverse” context: the case of Belgian-Asian couples in Belgium". It is funded by the Belgian National Fund for Scientific Research (FRS-FNRS) and led by Belmix, a team of researchers from the Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB), the Data controller of the study under the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR). You can find information about us and our activities on our website (https://belmix.net) for this project, where we will also be posting links towards the published results of this research.

Hello and welcome to our questionnaire!

This questionnaire is about you (only) if :

- you are Belgian and currently are or have been in the past in a relationship with a Chinese, Filipino, Japanese, Laotian, South Korean, Thai or Vietnamese person

OR

- you are Chinese, Filipino, Japanese, Laotian, South Korean, Thai or Vietnamese, and you are currently or have been in the past in a relationship with a Belgian person

AND: 

- both you and your partner are (or have been during your relationship) living in Belgium.

Answering all the questions should take you around 15 to 20 minutes (there are 75 questions, each of which will only take you a few seconds to answer). Please tick the appropriate boxes or write your answers in the spaces provided.

 

Thank you very much for your time and help with this research!

This survey is anonymous.

The record of your survey responses does not contain any identifying information about you, unless a specific survey question explicitly asked for it.

If you used an identifying token to access this survey, please rest assured that this token will not be stored together with your responses. It is managed in a separate database and will only be updated to indicate whether you did (or did not) complete this survey. There is no way of matching identification tokens with survey responses.

The personal data you may provide in the survey questionnaire will be anonymized and securely stored in the researchers’ account in ULB’s OwnCloud as well as in password- protected and encrypted computer and external hard disk. The stored data will be deleted seven years (2030) after the end of the study (31 January 2023). Your participation is voluntary and you have the right to change your mind at any moment and withdraw from this study without prejudice. The (anonymized) survey findings will be made available for consultation and downloading at the end of the study in 2023 in the researcher’s ULB-based OwnCloud folder. You may visit this folder at that time using this link:

https://owncloud.ulb.ac.be/index.php/s/CuywELb772cgKTF

If you have further questions regarding this survey, or if you want your personal data to be removed from the study after completion of the questionnaire, please contact Dr. Lucas Monteil (researcher in charge of the study) by email (lucas.monteil@ulb.be). If you have questions about the processing of your personal data, including your rights about them, please contact the Data Protection Officer of ULB using this email address: <rgpd@ulb.ac.be>.

Complaint procedure

If you wish to complain about the way in which the research is being conducted or have any concerns about the research, please contact Dr. Asuncion Fresnoza-Flot (coordinator of the research project): <asuncion.fresnoza@ulb.be>.