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Young Persons Behaviour and Attitudes Survey

Creator:

Central Survey Unit, Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA)

Subject Keywords: The behaviours and attitudes of young people in Northern Ireland
Topic: Obesity
Chronic Conditions
Obesity
Catalogue: Data
Primary Data Sources
Type: Dataset
Region: Northern Ireland
Description:

The Young Persons Behaviour and Attitudes Survey (YPBAS) is a school-based survey conducted among 11-16 year-olds. The research covers a range of topics, relevant to the lives of young people today such as demographics, social support, money, school, subject choices and further education, starting a business, nutrition, sport and physical activity, libraries, museums and arts, modern technology, the environment, travelling to school, road safety, policing, attitudes towards domestic violence, anti-social behaviour and personal safety, knife culture, smoking, alcohol, solvents and drugs and sexual experience and knowledge.

Three rounds of the survey have now taken place: the first in Autumn 2000, the second in Autumn 2003 and the third in Autumn 2007.
Random samples of postprimary schools in Northern Ireland were taken representative of school size, type and area. In the majority of the schools surveyed 5 year groups were sampled (ie forms 1-5/years 8- 12). A number of schools requested that the ‘Sexual Experience and Knowledge’ and ‘Relationships’ be excluded from the questionnaires. Reports containing graphs and tables of the entire survey results are available.

Date:

01/06/2008

Rights: © Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA)
Suggested citation:

Central Survey Unit, Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA). (2008) Young Persons Behaviour and Attitudes Survey [Online]. Available from: http://publichealthwell.ie/node/5547 [Accessed: 25th August 2019].

  

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