Family Supports and Beliefs Survey

Overview

Participants will complete a survey (The Family Supports and Beliefs Survey), which will measure their existing beliefs about the role of societal resources in supporting families and young children. Participants will randomly see one of four fictional scenarios and then be asked questions related to that scenario as well as items related to stress and self-efficacy. We hypothesize that the type of scenario a participant is presented with before taking a survey may affect how they answer subsequent questions. This survey is being administered as part of a broader project designed to test items that are being developed for a new measure, the Survey of Parent/Provider Expectations and Knowledge Computer Adaptive Test (SPEAK CAT).

Full Title of Study: “Cognitive Interviewing of Survey Items for a Computer Adaptive Test of Parent Knowledge and Beliefs”

Study Type

  • Study Type: Interventional
  • Study Design
    • Allocation: Randomized
    • Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
    • Primary Purpose: Other
    • Masking: Single (Participant)
  • Study Primary Completion Date: March 31, 2022

Interventions

  • Behavioral: Low SES/High Supports
    • Participant will read the following scenario: Michael and Kim are a young couple living with their 2-year-old child. Michael works as a janitor in a residential building, while Kim works as a cashier in a supermarket. Where they live, all parents have 12 weeks of paid parental leave, access to free full-day center-based daycare for children aged 0 to 3, free full-day preschool for children aged 3 to 5 (early education programs to prepare for kindergarten), and free parenting classes.
  • Behavioral: Low SES/ Low Supports
    • Participants will read the following scenario: Michael and Kim are a young couple living with their 2-year-old child. Michael works as a janitor in a residential building, while Kim works as a cashier in a supermarket. Where they live, parents have 1 week of paid parental leave, full-day center-based daycare for children aged 0 to 3 is available for around $900 per month, full-day preschool for children aged 3 to 5 (early education programs to prepare for kindergarten) is available for around $1400 a month, and they can take parenting classes for $50 per hour.
  • Behavioral: High SES/High Supports
    • Participants will read the following scenario: Michael and Kim are a young couple living with their 2-year-old child. Michael works as a lawyer in a private company, while Kim works as a manager at a bank. Where they live, all parents have 12 weeks of paid parental leave, access to free full-day center-based daycare for children aged 0 to 3, free full-day preschool for children aged 3 to 5 (early education programs to prepare for kindergarten), and free parenting classes.
  • Behavioral: High SES/Low Supports
    • Participants will read the following scenario: Michael and Kim are a young couple living with their 2-year-old child. Michael works as a lawyer in a private company, while Kim works as a manager at a bank. Where they live, parents have 1 week of paid parental leave, full-day center-based daycare for children aged 0 to 3 is available for around $900 per month, full-day preschool for children aged 3 to 5 (early education programs to prepare for kindergarten) is available for around $1400 a month, and they can take parenting classes for $50 per hour.

Arms, Groups and Cohorts

  • Experimental: Low SES/High Supports
    • Participants assigned to the “Low SES/High Supports” arm will see the “Low SES/High Supports” intervention
  • Experimental: Low SES/Low Supports
    • Participants assigned to the “Low SES/Low Supports” arm will see the “Low SES/Low Supports” intervention
  • Experimental: High SES/High Supports
    • Participants assigned to the “High SES/High Supports” arm will see the “High SES/High Supports” intervention
  • Experimental: High SES/Low Supports
    • Participants assigned to the “Low SES/High Supports” arm will see the “High SES/Low Supports” intervention

Clinical Trial Outcome Measures

Primary Measures

  • Beliefs about the role of parenting and family supports on child development
    • Time Frame: At enrollment only
    • As measured by the Family Supports and Beliefs Survey

Secondary Measures

  • Stress and self-efficacy
    • Time Frame: At enrollment only
    • As measured by the Family Supports and Beliefs Survey

Participating in This Clinical Trial

Inclusion Criteria

  • Must live in the United States Exclusion Criteria:

  • Individuals who cannot complete the survey in English – Individuals under the age of 18

Gender Eligibility: All

Minimum Age: 18 Years

Maximum Age: N/A

Are Healthy Volunteers Accepted: Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Investigator Details

  • Lead Sponsor
    • University of Chicago
  • Provider of Information About this Clinical Study
    • Sponsor
  • Overall Official(s)
    • Dana Suskind, M.D., Principal Investigator, University of Chicago
  • Overall Contact(s)
    • Amanda Bezik, MA, 7738348629, abezik@bsd.uchicago.edu

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