World Health Organization Collaborative Cross-National Study

The Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) survey is a WHO collaborative cross-national study that monitors the health behaviours, health outcomes and social environments of school-aged children every four years. HBSC Ireland surveys school-going children aged 9-18 years. The study is conducted by the HBSC Ireland team, based at the Health Promotion Research Centre, University of Galway.

HBSC Ireland 2018 General Wellbeing Feelings 

Children were asked ‘In general, do you…’ with the following statements: ‘feel you have freedom in your life?’, have a caring adult you can tell anything to?’, ‘feel you are valued and respected as a person?’, ‘feel that you make a positive contribution to the world?’. ‘take part in volunteer work?’, ‘know your rights as a young person?’ . The response options were:

  • 1 Not at all 
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4 Very much 

In the visualisation below:

  • The tab ‘All Feelings’ compares the various statements by selecting the frequency from the drop down list on the right.
  • Check or uncheck any items in the legend to filter/highlight the data
  • Hover over the chart to see a pop-up with further information
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