Health and well-being of young people who attend secondary school in Aotearoa, New Zealand: What has changed from 2001 to 2007?
posted by Research Admin on 7 April 2011
Year of Publication
Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 47 (4), 191–197
Journal article (peer reviewed)
This article makes comparisons between the "Youth2000, health and wellbeing survey of secondary school students in New Zealand", the first survey conducted in 2001 and the 2007 survey, "Youth'o7". Students from 2007 reported good relationships with their families, people in their schools and neighbourhoods. Compared with the 2001 survey, students surveyed in 2007 were more likely to report positive mental health, better nutritional habits and higher levels of physical activity, and were less likely to report using tobacco and marijuana than students in 2001. In addition, the proportion of students who reported significant depressive symptoms and suicidal behaviours had decreased since 2001. However, concerning proportions of students in 2007 reported: binge drinking, experience of physical and sexual abuse, and witnessing violence in their homes.
Type of Study
Survey, Quantitative, Qualitative
How to Access
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