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HEALTH BEHAVIOUR IN SCHOOL-AGED CHILDREN

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION COLLABORATIVE CROSS-NATIONAL SURVEY

 

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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 - November 2020

The public list of HBSC journal articles has received an update.

Paper using international data include:

  • Currie, C., & Morgan, A. (2020). A bio-ecological framing of evidence on the determinants of adolescent mental health-a scoping review of the international Health Behaviour in School-Aged Children (HBSC) Study 1983-2020. SSM-Population Health, 100697. DOI: 10.1016/j.ssmph.2020.100697 

  • Oja, L., Slapšinskaite, A., Piksööt, J., & Šmigelskas, K. (2020). Baltic Adolescents’ Health Behaviour: An International Comparison. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17(22), 8609. DOI: 10.3390/ijerph17228609 

  • Vashishtha, R., Pennay, A., Dietze, P., Marzan, M. B., Room, R., & Livingston, M. (2020). Trends in adolescent drinking across 39 high-income countries: exploring the timing and magnitude of decline. European Journal of Public Health. DOI: 10.1093/eurpub/ckaa193 

Papers using national data include:

  • Ardern, C., Pickett, W., King, M., & Boyce, W. (2001). Injury in Canadian Youth: A Brief Report from the "Health Behaviour in School-Aged Children" Survey. Canadian Journal of Public Health / Revue Canadienne De Sante'e Publique, 92(3), 201-203. External link

  • Børresen, R., & Rosenvinge, J. H. (2003). Body dissatisfaction and dieting in 4,952 Norwegian children aged 11–15 years: Less evidence for gender and age differences. Eating and Weight Disorders-Studies on Anorexia, Bulimia and Obesity, 8(3), 238-241. DOI: 10.1007/BF03325020 

  • Gavrilov, D. N., Antipova, E. B., Malinin, A. V., Pukhov, D. N., Matochkina, A. I., & Savenko, M. A. (2018). Effects of physical activity on school health standards. Theory and Practice of Physical Culture, (11), 15-15. External link 

  • McGrath, B., & Nic Gabhainn, S. Friendships patterns among rural, farm and urban children and adolescents in Ireland. Administration, 55(3), 205-226. HDL: handle.net/10379/2632

  • Nic Gabhainn, S. (2000). Health behaviour in school-aged children. Journal of Health Gain. HDL: handle.net/10147/79934 

  • Nordrehaug Åstrøm, A., & Samdal, O. (2001). Time trends in oral health behaviors among Norwegian adolescents: 1985-97. Acta Odontologica Scandinavica, 59(4), 193-200. DOI: 10.1080/00016350152509193 

  • Wickström, A., & Lindholm, S. K. (2020). Young people’s perspectives on the symptoms asked for in the Health Behavior in School-Aged Children survey. Childhood, 0907568220919878. DOI: 10.1177/0907568220919878 

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


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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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