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The influence of relationship quality on the participation of secondary respondents : results from the German family panel

Der Einfluss der Beziehungsqualität auf die Teilnahme sekundärer Respondenten : Ergebnisse mit dem Beziehungs- und Familienpanel
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Schröder, Jette; Castiglioni, Laura; Brüderl, Josef; Krieger, Ulrich

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Abstract "The pairfam study offers the rare opportunity of conducting dyadic analyses of partner and of parent-child relationships. Not only the randomly drawn anchor respondents are surveyed in the study, but also - with the consent of the anchors - their partners, parents and children. However, we must ask whether or in how far the participation of the secondary respondents is selective, thus introducing a nonresponse bias in the dyadic data. This article analyses what factors influence the participation of partners and parents of the anchors on the German Family Panel pairfam. The authors focus on the question of whether the quality of the relationship between the anchor and partner or anchor and parent influences participation. Among parents there is both an influence of the relationship quality in the narrower sense and an influence of the closeness of the relationship with regard to contact and mutual support. By contrast, relationship quality appears to have a lesser significance for the participation of partners, whereas the degree of institutionalization in the relationship has a major influence. The article aims to sensitize pairfam users to the possibility of a nonresponse bias in dyadic analyses and provides information on suitable handling of the data." (author's abstract)
Keywords empirical research; empirical social research; family socialization; family; family situation; social relations; response behavior
Classification Family Sociology, Sociology of Sexual Behavior; Methods and Techniques of Data Collection and Data Analysis, Statistical Methods, Computer Methods
Method descriptive study
Document language English
Publication Year 2012
Page/Pages p. 591-614
Journal Comparative Population Studies - Zeitschrift für Bevölkerungswissenschaft, 37 (2012) 3/4
Issue topic Empirical Analyses based on the German Family Panel (pairfam)
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.4232/10.CPoS-2012-07en
ISSN 1869-8999
Status Published Version; peer reviewed
Licence Deposit Licence - No Redistribution, No Modifications