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Protocol - Household Roster - Relationships

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Protocol Name from Source:

General Social Survey (GSS) 2014, Household Enumeration Form (HEF) Roster

Availability:

Publicly available

Description:

The respondent is asked to list all the people who currently live in the household, beginning with the person who owns or rents the dwelling (householder), followed by the spouse or partner of that person, and then other household members. For each person listed, the respondent reports relationship to the householder and spouse of householder, sex, age, and marital status.

Protocol:

1. Please tell me the names of the people who usually live in this household. Let’s start with the person or one of the persons who owns or rents this home.

LIST ON ROWS A-J BELOW. IF HOME IS IN MORE THAN ONE PERSON’S NAME, LIST ANY OF THESE ON ROW A.

2. (Does/Do) (PERSON IN ROW A/you) have a spouse or unmarried partner who lives in the household?

LIST ON LINE B. IF THERE IS NO SPOUSE OR PARTNER, WRITE “NONE” IN ROW B.

3. Now, who else lives here?

LIST ADDITIONAL PERSONS ON ROWS C-J BELOW.

4. Have we forgotten anyone: such as babies or small children; roomers; people who usually live here, but are away temporarily-on business trips, at school, temporarily in a hospital, and so on?

YES……….LIST ADDITIONAL PERSONS ON ROWS C-J BELOW, THEN ASK Q5.

NO…………ASK Q5.

5. Are there any people currently staying here-visitors, including friends, or relatives-who do not usually live here? “VISITORS” ARE PEOPLE WHO HAVE STAYED 4 OR MORE OF THE PREVIOUS 7 NIGHTS.

YES…………LIST VISITORS ON ROWS K-N BELOW, THEN ASK Q6.

NO…………..ASK Q6.

After Qs. 1-5, Ask Qs. 6-9 for each person.

6. What is (NAME’s/your) relationship to (PERSON IN ROW A/you)? SEE CODES BELOW ROSTER

7. What is NAME’s/your relationship to (PERSON IN ROW B/you)? SEE CODES BELOW ROSTER

8. CODE SEX, ASK IF NOT OBVIOUS: What is (NAME’s/your) sex, male or female?

9. How old (was/were) (NAME/you) on (his/her/your) last birthday?

10. IF 13 YRS OR OLDER, ASK: (Is/Are) (NAME/you) now married, widowed, divorced, separated, or (has/have) (he/she/you) never been married?

ROW

FIRST NAME LAST NAME

RELATIONSHIP TO HOUSEHOLDER

RELATIONSHIP TO PERSON IN ROW B

SEX

AGE

MAR

WID

DIV

SEP

NEV MAR

A

HOUSEHOLDER

M

F

M

W

D

S

N

B

SELF

M

F

M

W

D

S

N

C

M

F

M

W

D

S

N

D

M

F

M

W

D

S

N

E

M

F

M

W

D

S

N

F

M

F

M

W

D

S

N

G

M

F

M

W

D

S

N

H

M

F

M

W

D

S

N

I

M

F

M

W

D

S

N

J

M

F

M

W

D

S

N

K

M

F

M

W

D

S

N

L

M

F

M

W

D

S

N

M

M

F

M

W

D

S

N

N

M

F

M

W

D

S

N

USE THESE CODES FOR RELATIONSHIP QUESTIONS (Qs. 6 & 7)

PARTNER OF HEAD

OTHER RELATIVE OF HEAD

2

SPOUSE

12

GRANDPARENT, GREAT-GRANDPARENT

3

PARTNER, FIANCÉ(E), BOYFRIEND, GIRLFRIEND, ETC.

13

UNCLE OR AUNT

CHILD OF HEAD

14

NIECE OR NEPHEW

4

CHILD, NOT SPECIFIED

15

COUSIN

5

NATURAL/BIOLOGICAL CHILD

16

BROTHER, SISTER (FULL, HALF, OR STEP SIBLING)

6

ADOPTED CHILD

17

SIBLING-IN-LAW

7

STEPCHILD

18

OTHER RELATIVE (GREAT-AUNT, GRANDNIECE, ETC.)

8

GRANDCHILD, GREAT-GRANDCHILD

ROOMMATE, FRIEND, OTHER

9

SON-IN-LAW, DAUGHTER-IN-LAW

19

ROOMMATE, HOUSEMATE

PARENT OF HEAD

20

FRIEND

10

PARENT

21

CHILD OF NON-RELATIVE

11

PARENT-IN-LAW

22

OTHER NON-RELATIVE (EMPLOYEE, BOARDER)

USE THIS BOX TO RECORD ANY COMMENTS ABOUT THE AGES OF HOUSEHOLD MEMBERS

Personnel and Training Required

This question is administered by an interviewer with a paper-and-pencil or computer-assisted interview. The interviewer must be trained to conduct personal interviews with individuals from the general population. The interviewer must be trained and found to be competent (i.e., tested by an expert) at the completion of personal interviews. The interviewer should be trained to prompt respondents further if a "don’t know" response is provided.

Equipment Needs

Either a paper-and-pencil or computer-assisted instrument may be used. If a computer-assisted instrument is used, computer software may be necessary to develop the instrument. The interviewer will require a laptop computer/handheld computer to administer a computer-assisted questionnaire.

Requirements

Requirement CategoryRequired
Average time of greater than 15 minutes in an unaffected individualNo
Major equipmentNo
Specialized requirements for biospecimen collectionNo
Specialized trainingNo

Mode of Administration

Interviewer (face-to-face)

Life Stage:

Adolescent, Adult

Specific Instructions:

Household roster questions are about the people who live in the household rather than the individual respondent; as a result, the questions need to be addressed to the head or other knowledgeable adult in the household. If annual household income questions are asked, household roster questions should precede them because the two sets of questions are linked.

Research Domain Information

Release Date:

May 31, 2016

Definition

Question asking the respondent who lives in the household and about his or her relationship with them.

Purpose

Household rosters enumerate the people who live in the household and record some of the characteristics of those people (such as age and sex) and how they are related to one another. The data can be used to describe household size, structure, and composition. Household characteristics have an effect on the socioeconomics and lifestyles of the household inhabitants. Researchers are able to constitute family and nonfamily households from a household roster. This information also illustrates whether multiple generations of a family share the same residence.

Selection Rationale

The household roster and relationship questions in the General Social Survey were selected because they accommodate the current context of complex living arrangements.

Language

English, Spanish

Standards

StandardNameIDSource
Common Data Elements (CDE)Household Member Relationship Type2793170CDE Browser
Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes (LOINC)Household relat proto63064-0LOINC

Process and Review

The [link[phenx.org/node/102|Expert Review Panel #2]] (ERP 2) reviewed the measures in the Demographics, Social Environments, and Environmental Exposures domains.

Guidance from ERP 2 includes:

• Replaced protocol

• New Data Dictionary

Back-compatible: there are changes to the Data Dictionary, previous version of the Data Dictionary and Variable mapping in Toolkit archive ([link[www.phenxtoolkit.org/index.php?pageLink=browse.archive.protocols&id=10000|link]])

Source

The General Social Survey Questionnaire (GSS). (2014). Household Enumeration Form (HEF) Roster, items 5A–5D, 6, and 7. http://gss.norc.org/

General References

General Social Survey (GSS) website: http://www3.norc.org/Gss+website/. The GSS has been conducted almost annually since 1972. The particular household roster recommended here, the Household Enumeration Form (ERF), has been in use since 2002.

Protocol ID:

11402

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