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Since 1982 HBSC has been a pioneer cross-national study gaining insight into young people's well-being, health behaviours and their social context. This research collaboration with the WHO Regional Office for Europe is conducted every four years in 50 countries and regions across Europe and North America. With children and young people accounting for 42% of our world's population, HBSC uses its findings to inform policy and practice to improve the lives of millions of young people. [more]



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Journal update - April 2021

The public list of HBSC journal articles has received an update. New additions include:

  • [Sweden] Carlerby, H., Englund, E., Viitasara, E., Knutsson, A., & Gådin, K. G. (2012). Risk behaviour, parental background, and wealth: A cluster analysis among Swedish boys and girls in the HBSC study. Scandinavian journal of public health, 40(4), 368-376. DOI: 10.1177/1403494812449926

  • [Italy] Consolazio, D., Terraneo, M., & Tognetti, M. Social cohesion, psycho-physical well-being and self-efficacy of school-aged children in Lombardy: Results from HBSC study. Health & Social Care in the Community. DOI: 10.1111/hsc.13278

  • [Italy] G. Perasso, L. Barone and Health Behaviour in School Aged Children Lombardy Group 2014. School communication strategies improve schools' surroundings’ safety: the moderation of students’ participation and anti-bullying programs in northern Italy. External link

  • [Greenland] Hansen, S. K., Holm, L. A. B., Niclasen, B. V. L., & Schnohr, C. (2020). The effect of structural and functional social relations on smoking among adolescents–data from HBSC Greenland 2018. International journal of circumpolar health, 79(1), 1773196. DOI: 10.1080/22423982.2020.1773196

  • [Denmark] Krogh, S. C. (2021). The Beautiful and the Fit Reap the Spoils: Body Image as a Condition for the Positive Effects of Electronic Media Communication on Well-being Among Early Adolescents. Young. DOI: 10.1177/11033088211009128

  • [Slovakia] Macková, J., Dankulincova Veselska, Z., Madarasova Geckova, A., Jansen, D., van Dijk, J. P., & Reijneveld, S. A. (2021). The Association of Family-Related Adversity With Fighting in Adolescents: Does Hopelessness Mediate This Association?. International Journal of Public Health, 66, 18. DOI: 10.3389/ijph.2021.607199

  • [Wales] Morgan, K., Lowthian, E., Hawkins, J., Hallingberg, B., Alhumud, M., Roberts, C., ... & Moore, G. (2021). Sugar-sweetened beverage consumption from 1998-2017: findings from the health behaviour in school-aged children/school health research network in Wales. PLoS ONE. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0248847

  • [International data] Smith, P. K., López-Castro, L., Robinson, S., & Görzig, A. (2019). Consistency of gender differences in bullying in cross-cultural surveys. Aggression and violent behavior, 45, 33-40. DOI: 10.1016/j.avb.2018.04.006

  • [Czechia] Vašícková, J., Hollein, T., Sigmundová, D., Honkala, S., Pavelka, J., & Kalman, M. (2017). Trends in Children's Toothbrushing in the Czech Republic from 1994 to 2014: Results of the HBSC Study. Central European journal of public health, 25(Supplement 1), S57-S59. DOI: 10.21101/cejph.a4951

  • [Norway] Wiium, N., Torsheim, T., & Wold, B. (2006). Normative processes and adolescents’ smoking behaviour in Norway: a multilevel analysis. Social Science & Medicine, 62(7), 1810-1818. DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2005.08.029

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For almost 30 years HBSC has been a pioneer cross-national study gaining insight into young people's well-being, health behaviours and their social context. This research collaboration with the WHO Regional Office for Europe is conducted every four years in 43 countries and regions across Europe and North America. With adolescents making about one sixth of the world's population, HBSC uses its findings to inform policy and practice to improve the lives of millions of young people.
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