Health Behaviours of School Aged Children Survey: Yukon – Canada
Knowledge about young people’s attitudes, behaviours, and physical and psychological well-being, and the factors that influence them is essential for the development of effective health education and school health promotion policy, programs, and practice.
To gain such knowledge, ongoing efforts are required to collect data on related indicators. The Social Program Evaluation Group (SPEG) at Queen’s University, Faculty of Education has been involved in collecting such national data from students ages 11 to 15 since 1990 through a large-scale survey, the Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) study. The purpose of the HBSC study is to gain insight and increased understanding of young people’s health, well-being, and health behaviours and their social contexts.