Note: this is a past research project that is now complete.
The HOWRU Survey is a large study that aims to
Provide information on aspects of adolescents' health
and wellbeing which is not readily available.
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,
The State of Victoria's Children 2009 report | Link
Department of Education and Early Childhood Development
Statewide Outcomes for Children Office