1. Personal information

Dear participant,

I am a postdoctoral researcher at KU Leuven, Belgium.

I am writing to request your help with my research project, which aims to investigate interpreters’ self-perceptions of their status. Your responses will be fundamental, as they can contribute to raising awareness on the social relevance of interpreting, and they will help to provide a snapshot of how our profession will change in the future.

My study consists of two questionnaires: one for conference interpreters and one for public service interpreters. The first questionnaire was completed by more than 800 conference interpreters and is providing interesting insights into the state of the interpreting profession.

This second questionnaire is addressed ONLY to PUBLIC SERVICE INTERPRETERS, so if you work as an interpreter in hospitals, social services, emergency services, education, police and courts you are kindly invited to participate in this survey, which should take approximately 10 minutes to fill out. All of the responses in the survey will be recorded anonymously.

All the comment boxes are OPTIONAL, so don't feel obliged to comment.

Should you have any queries, please contact me at the following address: paola.gentile@kuleuven.be

Your participation represents a valuable contribution to interpreting research, and I thank you in advance for your cooperation. Please try to pass this on to as many colleagues as you can.

Thank you!

Paola Gentile

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1. What is your sex?

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2. What is your age group?

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4. Do you have an Master degree in translation/interpreting?

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5. If your answer is NO, which is the highest level of education you have completed?

  Undergraduate degree/BA Postgraduate/Master degree Ph.D.
Foreign Languages and Literatures
Literature and Arts

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7. How long have you been working in public services?

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8. Are you a member of any professional association?

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9. If YES, which?

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10. How are you employed as a public service interpreter? (You can tick more than one option)

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11. Have you ever worked as a volunteer interpreter?

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