In the summer of 2013, the ML-SAAF team conducted a Pretest Survey of 680 individuals: 186 Korean American (KA) youth and 186 KA parents, and 155 Filipino American (FA) youth and 155 FA parents, all living in the Chicago Metropolitan area. The primary purpose of the Pretest Survey was to refine culturally accurate questions to use in collecting longitudinal data for the official ML-SAAF survey, to start Fall 2014. A summary of the Pretest is below. 

 

Sample Survey Questions

 

In survey questionnaires, we asked how youth and their parents interacted with one another, what kinds of things parents thought as important, and important Korean/Filipino values emphasized in their family what might be appropriate ways to raise children (in survey participant’s opinion and in Korean/Filipino cultural norms) and how parents raised their children and their relationship with them.

 

Sample Characteristics

 

  • Parents

Average age:

46.72 years old for Filipinos

46.56 years old for Koreans

 

Percentange of foreign-born:

90% for Filipinos

100% for Koreans

 

Average years of living in the U.S.:

19.43 years for Filipinos

16.11 years for Koreans

 

Percentage of parents with college education or more:

80% for Filipinos

60% for Koreans

 

Percentage of parents reported unemployed:

7% of mothers and 5.6% of fathers for Filipinos

33.8% of mothers and 9.7% of fathers for Koreans

 

Percentage of families reported having received free/reduced-price school lunch:

11.3% of Filipinos

17.2% of Koreans

 

Percentage of parents reported annual household income less than $49,999:

35.9% of Filipinos

42% of Koreans

 

  • Youth

Average age:

15.60 years old for Filipinos

15.28 years old for Koreans

 

Precentage of high school students:

78.1% of Filipinos

65.6% of Koreans

 

Percentange of U.S. born:

70% for Filipinos

57.2% for Koreans

 

Average years of living in the U.S.:

6.42 years for Filipinos

8.08 years for Koreans

 

 

Pretest 2012

Official ML-SAAF Characteristics

Find below the demographic information of participants in the ML-SAAF study across our numerous waves. A brief summary of this information can be found directly below:

Average Age of Youths:

15 years old in 2014-2015

16.5 years old in 2016

18 years old in 2018

20 years old in 2021

Total Retention of Participants

78% from Wave 1 to Wave 2

82% from Wave 2 to Wave 3

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