Health and well-being of young people who attend secondary school in Aotearoa, New Zealand: What has changed from 2001 to 2007? Research Completed

Title

Health and well-being of young people who attend secondary school in Aotearoa, New Zealand: What has changed from 2001 to 2007?

Lead Author

Simon J. Denny , Sue Grant, Jennifer Utter, Elizabeth M. Robinson, Theresa M. Fleming, Taciano L. Milfont, Sue Crengle,Terryann Clark,Shanthi N. Ameratunga, Robyn Dixon, Sally Merry, Ruth Herd and Peter Watson

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Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health

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Abstract

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.

Keywords:

adolescents, age factors, health, health surveys, mental health, nutrition, participation, physical activity, recreation, smoking, social capital, wm.

 

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Added

November 14, 2011

Last Modified

December 12, 2011