Recent blog posts on the SHEU website

Thu, 2013-10-31 12:50

#SHEUres - links to research about children and young people's health and wellbeing.

 

"I know of no other similar way of quickly accessing research for children and young people across disciplines and sectors." Lecturer

 

"Your research emails are really beneficial to our students." Sixth Form College Senior Tutor

 

Wed, 2013-10-30 15:33

"Little information exists on alcohol-related content in UK popular music despite its international influence ..." is taken from the full text article "Trends in alcohol portrayal in popular music: A longitudinal analysis of the UK charts" by Katherine A. Hardcastle, Karen Hughes, Olivia Sharples and Mark A. Bellis from Liverpool John Moores University and published in the Psychology of Music journal.
 

Tue, 2013-10-29 09:48

The Young People into 2013 report is a "unique contemporary archive" of young people from the Schools Health Education Unit (SHEU).
Each year, since 1977, SHEU carry out healthy lifestyle surveys with young people and, in 2012, this involved over 93,000 youngsters.
This report contains over 100 health-related behaviour questions and answers from over 68,000 pupils between the ages of 10 and 15.
They tell us about what they do at home, at school, and with their friends.
 

Thu, 2013-10-24 08:15

(To the tune of: There's a hole in my bucket)
Me: I've done a correlation matrix (grid), using Pearson's correlation coefficient (r), for a selection of variables, using my statistical software SPSS.
Statistician: Yes, but having done that, some of the variables are not continuous, so you should use Spearman's correlation coefficient (rho).
Yes, but having said that, SPSS just uses Pearson's coefficient anyway, if the sample size is as large as this one.

Mon, 2013-10-21 09:12

Free service from #SHEUres ...
 
Links to research about children and young people's health and wellbeing
 
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Fri, 2013-10-11 11:34
Thu, 2013-10-10 09:11

To receive a #SHEUres email with links to research about young people's health and wellbeing please visit this link
 
"Can use of healthcare services among 15–16-year-olds predict an increased level of high school dropout?" is one of the research links about young people provided by SHEU.
 
To read the above research and discover more please visit this link

Thu, 2013-09-26 09:31

The latest issue of the journal Education and Health 31:3, 2013 contains an eclectic mix of articles including -

Should we be giving children choices about their health: Engaging University students in complex health questions?
Louise Croft, Luis Gracia-Marco and Richard Winsley. Published September 2013.
The above follows an earlier article -
Should we be giving children choices about their health?
Louise Croft, Luis Gracia-Marco, Judy Hargadon and Richard Winsley. Published December 2012.
 

Mon, 2013-09-09 10:57

The September issue of SHEUNEWS shows how SHEU surveys are supporting local authorities to reduce risky behaviour among teenagers ...
 
"Findings from the recent survey show that schools, the local authority and its partners have made great strides over the last three years in:

Wed, 2013-09-04 15:20

From the early 1980s, SHEU have asked children and young people questions about visiting the doctor.
 
Responses from over 400,000 12-15 year olds cover issues about frequency of visits and feeling at ease ...
 
Fewer young people are now feeling at ease when visiting the doctor