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International Youth Development Study

Aims and Objectives

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    The International Youth Development Study aims to improve the lives of young people by:

    • Understanding how families, schools, communities and peer groups influence young people's behaviour in terms of school performance, mental health and substance use. 
    • Understanding how cultural and policy differences between Victoria and Washington State influence youth development and trajectories into adulthood.
    • Investigating the effects of different school substance use policies on student behaviour and examining the impact of school discipline approaches on student behaviour, wellbeing and educational outcomes.
    • Investigating which factors early in life influence long-term health and behaviour outcomes in adulthood.