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Victorian Adolescent Health and Wellbeing Survey HOWRU

  • Note: this is a past research project that is now complete.

    The HOWRU Survey is a large study that aims to

    1. Provide information on aspects  of adolescents' health and wellbeing which is not readily available.
    2. Investigate the possible effects of health and social issues on the health and wellbeing of young people.

    During 2009, 220 schools from the State, Independent and Catholic sectors will take part in the survey. From these schools, over 10,000 year 7, 9 and 11 students will be selected. The survey is an online questionnaire that asks questions on the health and social issues of relevance to young people. 

    The information gained will be used to monitor trends in key indicators, and to help support the planning and implementation of adolescent health, wellbeing, development and learning services, and programs.


    The State of Victoria's Children 2009 report | Link


    Department of Education and Early Childhood Development
    Statewide Outcomes for Children Office


    Joanne Williams