Schooldays.ie - Ireland's Online Resource for Parents & Teachers

Parenting & Education in Ireland

Growing Up in Ireland study provides insight into teen life


Posted by SchoolDays Newshound on 30/11/2012. Growing Up in Ireland study provides insight into teen lifeTags: Family And Leisure

A new study has provided an insight into the life of the average teen living in Ireland, following in-depth interviews with 7,400 school children.

The Growing Up in Ireland survey was conducted by The Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) and saw 13-year-olds asked questions about four different areas of their life.

Information was collated about education, personal activity and obesity, family life and financial circumstances, as well as relationships and behaviours.

The findings revealed the average 13-year-old gets on with their parents, performs well in school, takes reasonably high levels of exercise and spends an average of just under €9 a week.

Professor James Williams, research professor at the ESRI and principal investigator of the Growing Up in Ireland project, commented: "The release of today’s findings gives a first glimpse at the longitudinal trends in the lives of 13-year-olds as they make a number of very important transitions into adolescence and second-level education."

Written by Donal WalshADNFCR-2163-ID-801498213-ADNFCR


Comments

No documents found

Submit a comment

Please respect the terms of use of our discussion boards. Full terms here .
Email addresses are never displayed, but they are required to confirm your comments. When you submit your comment, you'll be sent a link to confirm it.
Name Email


Related Links


Choosing your Family Break
Organising Communion & Confirmation celebrations
Afterschool Activities to suit all
Planning your child or teens birthday celebrationss
Kids campsl during school holidays

Recent Comments


Secondary schools Navan (sunset14, 19/11 15:06)
Prices (M C, 19/11 12:11)
St Vincents C.B.S. Glasnevin (Martin Gormally, 18/11 17:02)
ABA Tutor required (Msundy, 16/11 21:55)
Dlr Additional Needs require primary school teacher (wendie, 15/11 21:12)
Your rights as a childminder (minderofchild, 15/11 16:53)
Resource Teacher Training (Nert, 15/11 10:50)
Primary schools Dublin 15 All girls or mixed? (san78, 15/11 09:37)
Corpus Christi School The Learning Tree Afterschool (Cara_Hyland, 13/11 15:56)
Possibly moving to Ireland with kids (SchoolDays, 10/11 14:54)