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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."

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