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Appendix 2: Whānau questions in Te Kupenga

Instructions to interviewer are in italics.

Introduction

I now have some questions about your whānau.

How’s your whānau doing?

First of all, I’d like you to think in general about how your whānau is doing.

Where zero means extremely badly and ten means extremely well, how would you rate how your whānau is doing these days?

Note: Interviewers can use the following prompts:

Include all areas of life for your whānau.

Your ‘whānau’ is the group of people that you think of as your whānau. 

 0 10 
Extremely
badly 
Extremely
well 

Note: If there is no response to the question, record one of the following answers:

11 don’t have a whānau
12 can’t define my whānau
88 DK
99 RF

Overall, for your whānau, would you say that things are currently getting better, getting worse, or staying about the same?

11 getting better
12 getting worse
13 staying the same
88 DK
99 RF


Whānau size

Not including yourself, how many people are in that whānau group that you were thinking about?

If necessary:

An estimate of the number is okay. 

Describe your whānau

Which group or groups include those you were thinking about as your whānau? You can select as many as you need.

A: Parents, partner/spouse, brothers and sisters, brothers/sisters/parents in-law, children
B: My grandparents, my grandchildren 
C: Aunts and uncles, cousins, nephews and nieces, other in-laws
D: Close friends, others

11 Group A
12 Group B
13 Group C
14 Group D
88 DK
99 RF


Relatives or friends?

And would you say it is mostly relatives or mostly friends in the whānau you were thinking about?

11 mostly or all relatives
12 mostly or all friends
13 about half relatives and half friends
88 DK
99 RF

How well do your whānau get along?

In general, how would you rate the way your whānau get along with one another?

If necessary:

Please think about how your whānau tend to get on with each other overall.

11 very well
12 well
13 neither well nor badly
14 badly
15 very badly
88 DK
99 RF 
 

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