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
- 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
- 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!