What is HBSC?
Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) is the longest running international study that focuses on the health behaviour and social context of young people. The study was initiated in 1982 by researchers from three countries and shortly afterwards the project was adopted by the World Health Organization as a WHO collaborative study. There are now 51 participating countries and regions from across Europe and North America. Data is collected every four years using a survey methodology. England has been represented in the past five survey cycles (since 1997).
Research into young people’s health and health behaviours and the factors influencing them is essential for the development of effective health education and health promotion policy.
Young people’s health and wellbeing, health behaviours and their social context
The adolescent years are a critical transitional period for young people with rapid physical, emotional, cognitive, and social development, as well as increased autonomy. Their developing health-related behaviours and decision-making may influence their current and future health. This period provides a vital opportunity to support young people’s health and development and their future health and well-being in adulthood…
HBSC England National Report 2018
This report presents data from the 2018 Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) study in England. HBSC is an international study conducted in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO). The study captures data on young people’s health, health behaviours and social environment. In 2018, 3398 young people in England took part in the study. This report presents prevalence statistics and trends data spanning 2002-2018….
HBSC England National Report 2014
Intentional self-harm in adolescence: An analysis of data from the Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) survey for England, 2014
Cyberbullying: An analysis of data from the Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) survey for England, 2014
Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) study for England, 2014. The data draws on responses from 5,335 students aged 11-15 years who completed the HBSC survey in England.