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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 - July 2021

The public list of HBSC journal articles received an update at the end of July.

Paper using international data include:

  • Kleszczewska, D., Porwit, K., Boberova, Z., Sigmund, E., Vasickova, J., & Paakkari, L. (2021). Adolescent Health Literacy and Neighbourhood Features: HBSC Findings from Czech Republic, Poland, and Slovakia. International journal of environmental research and public health, 18(14), 7388. DOI: 10.3390/ijerph18147388

  • Leal-López, E., Sánchez-Queija, I., Vieno, A., Currie, D., Torsheim, T., Pavlova, D., Moreno-Maldonado, C., De Clercq, B., Kalman, M. & Inchley, J. (2021). Cross-national time trends in adolescent alcohol use from 2002 to 2014. European Journal of Public Health. DOI: 10.1093/eurpub/ckab024

  • Lyyra, N., Thorsteinsson, E. B., Eriksson, C., Madsen, K. R., Tolvanen, A., Löfstedt, P., & Välimaa, R. (2021). The association between loneliness, mental well-being, and self-esteem among adolescents in four Nordic countries. International journal of environmental research and public health, 18(14), 7405. DOI: 10.3390/ijerph18147405

  • Roy, R., Galán, S., Sánchez-Rodríguez, E., Racine, M., Solé, E., Jensen, M. P., & Miró, J. (2021). Cross-national trends of chronic back pain in adolescents: results from the HBSC study, 2001-2014. The Journal of Pain. DOI: 10.1016/j.jpain.2021.07.002

Papers using national data include:

  • [USA] Bo, A., Zhang, L., Lu, W., & Chen, D. G. (2021). Moderating Effects of Positive Parenting on the Perceived Peer Alcohol Use and Adolescent Alcohol Use Relationship: Racial, Ethnic, and Gender Differences. Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal, 1-16. DOI: 10.1007/s10560-021-00780-x

  • [Hungary] Horváth, Z., Király, O., Demetrovics, Z., Németh, Á., Várnai, D., & Urbán, R. (2021). Polysubstance Use Is Positively Associated with Gaming Disorder Symptom Severity: A Latent Class Analytical Study. European Addiction Research, 1-11. DOI: 10.1159/000517042

  • [Ireland] Költo, A., Gavin, A., Kelly, C., & Nic Gabhainn, S. (2021). Transport to School and Mental Well-Being of Schoolchildren in Ireland. International Journal of Public Health, 66, 26. DOI: 10.3389/ijph.2021.583613

  • [Ireland] Költo, A., Rodriguez, L., Mcavoy, H., & Nic Gabhainn, S. (2021). Sunburn, Sun Safety and Indoor Tanning Among Schoolchildren in Ireland. International Journal of Public Health, 66, 40. DOI: 10.3389/ijph.2021.1604045

  • [Sweden] Låftman, S. B., Bjereld, Y., Modin, B., & Löfstedt, P. (2021). Sexual jokes at school and students’ life satisfaction: findings from the 2017/18 Swedish Health Behaviour in School-aged Children study. BMC research notes, 14(1), 1-6. DOI: 10.1186/s13104-021-05691-9

  • [Wales] Lowthian, E., Page, N., Melendez-Torres, G. J., Murphy, S., Hewitt, G., & Moore, G. (2021). Using Latent Class Analysis to Explore Complex Associations Between Socioeconomic Status and Adolescent Health and Well-Being. Journal of Adolescent Health. DOI: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2021.06.013

  • [Albania] Qirjako, G., Dika, Q., Mone, I., Draçini, X., Kuneshka, L., Roshi, E., & Burazeri, G. (2021). Correlates of Lifetime Physical Abuse Among Schoolchildren Aged 15 Years in Post-communist Albania. Frontiers in Public Health, 1067. DOI: 10.3389/fpubh.2021.607493

  • [Serbia] Rakic, L., Santric-Milicevic, M., Nikolic, D., Vasic, M., Babic, U., Todorovic, J., ... & Milenkovic, S. (2021). The Relationship between Individual and Family Characteristics and Cyberbullying Exposure in a Nationally Representative Sample of School-Aged Children Living in Serbia. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(14), 7443. DOI: 10.3390/ijerph18147443

  • [Germany] Ravens-Sieberer, U., Kaman, A., Erhart, M., Devine, J., Schlack, R., & Otto, C. (2021). Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on quality of life and mental health in children and adolescents in Germany. European child & adolescent psychiatry, 1-11. DOI: 10.1007/s00787-021-01726-5

  • [Sweden] Saminathen, M. G., Löfstedt, P., & Låftman, S. B. (2021). Classroom Immigrant Density Predicts Psychological Well-Being Among Adolescents With an Immigration Background: Findings From the 2017/18 Swedish Health Behaviour in School-Aged Children Study. International Journal of Public Health, 66. DOI: 10.3389/ijph.2021.647380

For more information and the latest record of published articles, view the public listing in full.

 

 


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