Demographic Information

Definitions:

Following are the definitions we have employed throughout the survey:

Biological Family: A family unit where the child is living with one or both of his/her birth parents. The parent(s) may be separated or divorced; or one may be deceased. Either or both of the parents may be involved in a dating relationship, and even contemplating re-coupling in the near future. However, at this point in time, they are not living together. If they are living together, see "stepfamily" below.

 

Adoptive family: A family unit where at least one of the parents is not the birth parent of the child, but where the child has been legally accepted into the family; and typically takes on the "new" family name.

 

Foster family: A family unit where neither of the parents is the birth parent of the child, and the child has not been adopted into the family.

 

Stepfamily: Any spousal union where one or both of the partners has a child, or children, from a previous relationship.

 

His kids: Children the male partner has from a previous relationship or relationships.

 

Her kids: Children the female partner has from a previous relationship or relationships.

 

Our kids: Children the couple has had together in the present relationship.  

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Notes:

1. All items, except those marked (optional), require a response.

2. For individuals who are not stepparents, please select the best option provided for all questions that do not directly apply to your circumstances.

 

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Questions:


Your Name (optional):

 

1. Are you a stepparent?  

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1b. If you ARE a stepparent, ignore this question. If you are NOT a stepparent, select the option that best fits your current circumstances:

  • Please note: If you are not a stepparent, you will find that a good number of the following items will not apply for you. For these items, simply select "N/A", or the option that fits your circumstances best.

 

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2. Is this your first stepfamily union?

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3. Are you currently living in a stepfamily setting?   

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4. Your current relationship status:

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6. Please type your current occupation into this box.                                         

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8. Your Partner's Occupation? 

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9. Have you or your partner ever taken a course (or courses) on stepfamilies?

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9b. If yes, were any of these courses provided by the Stepfamily Foundation of Alberta?

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10.  Have you or your partner ever seen a counsellor regarding stepfamily issues?

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10b. If yes, was any of the counselling provided by the Stepfamily Foundation of Alberta?

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11a. The total number of years you have been involved in your current (or most recent) relationship:

                    [Include all the years you were dating.]

            11b. Total number of years you have been living with your current (or most recent) partner: 

                   

            11c. Total number of years you have been married to your current (or most recent) partner:  

                   

            11d. Total number of years you have been separated from your current (or most recent) partner:

                   

            11e. Total number of years you have been divorced from your most recent partner:

                   

            11f. Total number of years you have been bereaved by your most recent partner:  

                   

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