Twenty one years of Young People reports
A unique contemporary archive of young people from the Schools Health Education unit. This report has over 100 health-related behaviour questions and answers from 68,495 youngsters between the ages of 10 and 15. They tell us about what they do at home, at school, and with their friends. The data have been collected from 787 primary and secondary schools across the United Kingdom.
David Regis, Research Manager of the Schools Health Education Unit, says,
"This twenty-first report since 1986 adds to our picture of young people in our country. There are new questions reflecting their changing lives and some new angles on some old problems. This year we are publishing new data on bullying, sources of information, peer pressure and sleep habits."
"The surveys that give rise to the data are large, numerous, and from many parts of the United Kingdom, but they do not form a deliberately-selected sample. Despite this difference, the picture produced by our annual data set typically matches survey outcomes from other data-collection agencies using orthodox strategies such as stratified random sampling. In this year's report, we present new and exciting evidence from OFSTED that our school sample is reasonably matched to the population of all schools in England."
There are nine chapters:-
Annually since 1986, the Schools Health Education Unit (an independent research unit based in Exeter) has published the collected Health Related Behaviour Questionnaire (HRBQ) results. A large number of separate school surveys have been carried out, some schools repeating surveys of their pupils on many occasions. The data banks at the Unit are a unique resource that are consulted by a wide range of groups and individuals including Local Education Authorities, Health Authorities, Government Offices, University departments, schools, teachers and other interested individuals.