World Health Organization Collaborative Cross-National Study

Journal articles containing HBSC Ireland data are listed alphabetically by author within year of publication:


Boer, M., Eijnden, R.J., Boniel-Nissim, M., Wong, S., Inchley, J C., Badura, P., Craig, W.M., Gobina, I., Kleszczewska, D., Klanscek, H.J., & Stevens, G.W. (2020). Adolescents' intense and problematic social media use and their well-being in 29 Countries. Journal of Adolescent Health, 66(6), S89-S99. DOI: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2020.02.014.  download

Budisavljevic, S., Arnarsson, A., Hamrik, Z., Roberts, C., Godeau, E., Molcho, M., & Weber, M.W. (2020). Improving adolescent health: Translating Health Behaviour in School-aged Children evidence into policy. Journal of Adolescent Health, 66(6), S9-S11. DOI: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2020.03.010. download

Cosma, A., Stevens, G., Martin, G., Duinhof, E L., Walsh, S.D., Garcia-Moya, I., Kolto, A., Govina, I., Canale, N., Catunda, C., Inchely, J., & de Looze, M D. (2020). Cross-national time trends in adolescent mental well-being from 2002 to 2018 and the explanatory role of schoolwork pressure. Journal of Adolescent Health, 66(6), S50-S58. DOI: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2020.02.010 download

Cosma, A., Walsh, S. D., Chester, K. L., Callaghan, M., Molcho, M., Craig, W., & Pickett, W. (2020). Bullying victimization: time trends and the overlap between traditional and cyberbullying across countries in Europe and North America. International Journal of Public Health65(1), 75-85. download

Craig, W., Boniel-Nissim, M., King, N., Walsh, S.D., Boer, M., Donnelly, P.D., Harel-Fisch, Y., Malinowska-Cieslik, M., Gaspar de Matos, M., Cosma, A., Van den Eijnden, R., Vieno, A., Flgar, F.J., Molcho, M., Bjereld, Y., & Pickett, W. (2020). Social media use and cyber-bullying: A cross-national analysis of young people in 42 countries. Journal of Adolescent Health, 66(6), S100-S108. DOI: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2020.03.006 download

Dierckens, M., Weinberg, D., Huang, Y., Elgar, F., Moor, I., Augustine, L., Lyyra, N., Deforche, B., De Clercq, B., Stevens, G.W., & Currie, C. (2020). National-level wealth inequality and socioeconomic inequality in adolescent mental well-being: A time series analysis of 17 countries. Journal of Adolescent Health, 66(6),S21-S28. DOI: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2020.03.009 download

Fumarco, L., Baert, S., & Sarracino, F. (2020). Younger, dissatisfied, and unhealthy - relative age in adolescence. Economics & Human Biology. Published online January 30. DOI: 10.1016/j.ehb.2020.100858

Heinz, A., Catunda, C., Duin, C.V., Torsheim, T., & Willems, H. (2020). Patterns of health-related gender inequalities—a cluster analysis of 45 countries. Journal of Adolescent Health, 66(6), S29-S39. DOI: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2020.02.011 download 

Inchley, J.C., Stevens, G.W., Samdal, O., & Currie, D.B. (2020). Enhancing understanding of adolescent health and well-being: The Health Behaviour in School-aged Children study. Journal of Adolescent Health, 66(6), S3-S5. DOI: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2020.03.014 download

Kelly, C., Branquinho, C., Dzielska, A., Matos, M.G., Melkumova, M., Pavlova, D., Pickett, W., & Nic Gabhainn, S. (2020). Youth participation in the Health Behaviour in School-aged Children study. Journal of Adolescent Health, 66(6), S6-S8. DOI: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2020.03.015 download

Kern, M.R., Duinhof, E.L., Walsh, S.D., Cosma, A., Moreno-Maldonado, C., Molcho, M., Currie, C., & Stevens, G.W. (2020). Intersectionality and adolescent mental well-being: A cross-nationally comparative analysis of the interplay between immigration background, socioeconomic status and gender. Journal of Adolescent Health, 66(6), S12-S20. DOI: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2020.02.013 download 

Löfstedt, P., García-Moya, I., Corell, M., Paniagua, C., Samdal, O., Välimaa, R., Lyyra, N., Currie, D., & Rasmussen, M. (2020). School satisfaction and school pressure in the WHO European region and north America: An analysis of time trends (2002–2018) and patterns of co-occurrence in 32 Countries. Journal of Adolescent Health, 66(6), S59-S69. DOI: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2020.03.007 download 

Marques, A., Henriques-Neto, D., Peralta, M., Martins, J., Demetriou, Y., Schonbach, D., & Gaspar de Matos, M. (2020). Prevalence of physical activity among adolescents from 105 low, middle, and high income countries. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. Published online 30 April 2020. download

Walsh, S.D., Sela, T., Looze, M.D., Craig, W., Cosma, A., Harel-Fisch, Y., Boniel-Nissim, M., Malinowska-Cieslik, M., Vieno, A., Molcho, M., Ng, K., & Pickett, W. (2020). Clusters of contemporary risk and their relationship to mental well-being among 15-year-old adolescents across 37 Countries. Journal of Adolescent Health, 66(6), S40-S49. DOI: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2020.02.012 download


Callaghan, M., Kelly, C., & Molcho, M. (2019). Bullying and bystander behaviour and health outcomes among adolescents in Ireland. Journal of Epidemology & Community Health, 73, 416-421. DOI: 10.1136/jech-2018-211350

de Looze, M., Elgar, F.J., Kolip, P., & Stevens, G.W.J.M. (2019). Gender inequality and sex differences in physical fighting, physical activity, and injury among adolescents across 36 countries. Journal of Adolescent Health, 64(5), 657-663. DOI: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2018.11.007

de Looze, M., Madkour, A.S., Huijts, T., Moreau, N., & Currie, C. (2019). Country-level gender equality and adolescent's contraceptive use in Europe, Canada and Israel: findings from 33 countries. Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health, 51(1), 43-53.

Elgar, F.J., Gariepy, G., Dirks, M., Walsh, S.D., Molcho, M., Cosma, A., Malinowska, M., Donnelly, P.D., & Craig, W.  (2019). Association of early-life exposure to income inequality with bullying in adolescence in 40 countries.  JAMA pediatrics.  Published online May 13, 2019. DOI:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2019.1181

Evans, D. S., O'Farrell, A., Sheridan, A., & Kavanagh, P. (2019). Comparison of the health and wellbeing of smoking and non-smoking school-aged children in Ireland. Child: care, health and development. DOI: 10.1111/cch.12681

Gobina, I., Villberg, J., Valimaa, R., Tynjala, J., Whirehead, R., Cosma, A., Brooks, F., Cavallo, F, Ng, K., Gaspar de Matos, M., & Villerusa, A. (2019). Prevalence of self-reported chronic pain among adolescents: Evidence from 42 countries and regions. European Journal of Pain, 23, 316-326. download

Guthold, R., Stevens, G., Riley, L., & Bull, F. (2019). Global trends in insufficient physical activity among adolescents: a pooled analysis of 298 population-based surveys with 1.6 million participants. The Lancet: Child and Adolescent Health, published online November 21, 2019.  DOI:

Hendriks, A. M., Bartels, M., Stevens, G. W., Walsh, S. D., Torsheim, T., Elgar, F. J., & Finkenauer, C. (2019). National Child and Adolescent Health Policies as Indicators of Adolescent Mental Health: A Multilevel Analysis of 30 European Countries. The Journal of Early Adolescence.  Published online July 1, 2019. DOI: 10.1177/0272431619858413

Hogberg, B., Strandh, M., Petersen, S., & Johansson, K. (2019). Education system stratification and health complaints among school-aged children. Social Science & Medicine, 220,195-166.  download

Kelly, C., Callaghan, M., Molcho, M., Nic Gabhainn, S., & Alforque Thomas, A. (2019). Food environments in and around post-primary schools in Ireland: Associations with youth dietary habits. Appetite, 132, 182-189. download.

Moreau, N., Kolto, A., Young, H., Maillochon, F., & Godeau, E. (2019). Negative feelings about the timing of first sexual intercourse: findings from the Health Behaviour in School-aged Children study. International Journal of Public Health, 64, 219-227. download

Sigmundová, D., Sigmund, E., Tesler, R., Ng, K. W., Hamrik, Z., Mathisen, F. K. S., Inchley, J., & Bucksch, J. (2019). Vigorous physical activity in relation to family affluence: time trends in Europe and North America. International journal of public health, 64(7), 1049-1058. DOI: 10.1007/s00038-019-01271-8

Steppan, M., Whitehead, R., McEachran, J., & Currie, C. (2019). Family composition and age at menarche: Findings from the international Health Behaviour in School-aged Children study. Reproductive Health, 16, 176.

Stevens, A. (2019). Is policy 'liberalization' associated with higher odds of adolescent cannabis use? A re-analysis of data from 38 countries. International Journal of Drug Policy, 66, 94-99. DOI: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2019.01.013

Stevens, G.W.J.M., Boer, M., Titzmann, P.F., Cosma, A., & Walsh, S.D. (2019). Immigration status and bullying victimization: associations across national and school contexts. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, Published online November 20, 2019. DOI: 10.1016/j.appdev.2019.101075

Weinberg, D., Stevens, G.W.J.M., Bucksch, J., Inchley, J., & de Looze, M. (2019). Do country-level environmental factors explain cross-national variation in adolescent physical activity? A multilevel study in 29 European countries. BMC Public Health. Published online June 3, 2019.  DOI: 10.1186/s12889-019-6908-9

Zaborskis, A., Grincaire, M., Lenzi, M., Tesler, R., Moreno-Maldonado, C., & Mazur, J. (2019). Social inequality in adolescent life satisfaction: comparison of measure approaches and correlation with macro-level indices in 41 countries. Social Indicators Research, 141, 1055-1079. download


Arnarsson, A., & Bjarnason, T. (2018). The problem with low-prevalence of bullying. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 15(7), 1535.  download

Bruckauf, Z., & Walsh, S. (2018). Adolescents' multiple and individual risk behaviours: examining the link with excessive sugar consumption across 26 industralised countries. Social Science & Medicine (216), 133-141. download

Burke, L., Nic Gabhainn, S., & Kelly, C. (2018). Socio-demographic, health and lifestyle factors influencing age of sexual initation among adolescents. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 15(9), 1851 download

Chzhen, Y., Bruckauf, Z., Tocyzdlowska, E., Elgar, F., Moreno-Maldonado, C., Stevens, G., Sigmundová, D., & Gariépy, G. (2018). Multidimensional poverty among adolescents in 38 countries: evidence from the Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) 2013/14 Study. Child Indicators Research, 11(3), 729-753. download

Chzhen, Y., Moor, I., Pickett, W., Toczydlowska, E., & Stevens, G. (2018). International trends in 'bottom-end' ineauality in adolescent physical activity and nutrition: HBSC study 2002-2014. The European Journal of Public Health, 28(4), 624-630. download

Coban, F.R., Kunst, A.E., Van Stralen, M.M., Richter, M., Perelman, J., Alves, J., Federico, B., Rimpela, A., Lorant, V., & Kuipers, M.A.G. (2018). Nicotine dependence among adolescents in the European Union: how many and who are affected? Journal of Public Health. Published on-line 6 September 2018. download

Fumarco, L., & Stijin, B. (2018). Relative age effect on European adolescents' social network. Global Labor Organization discussion paper no. 277. download

Fumarco, L., & Stijin, B. (2018). Younger and dissatisfied? Relative age and life-satisfaction in adolescence. Global Labor Organization discussion paper no. 278. download

Ghekiere, A., Van Cauwenberg, J., Vandendriessche, A., Inchley, J., Gaspar de Matos, M., Borraccino, A., Gobina, I., Tynjala, J., Deforche, B., & De Clercq, B. (2018). Trends in sleeping difficulties among European adolescents: are these associated with physical inactivity and excessive screen time? International Journal of Public Health. Published on-line 10 December 2018. download

Jackson, D.B.,  & Vaughn, M.G. (2018). Diet quality and physical fighting among youth: a cross-national study. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. Published online 23 January 2018. download

Jackson, D.B.,  & Vaughn, M.G. (2018). The bully-victim overlap and nutrition among school-aged youth in North America and Europe. Children and Youth Services Review, 90, 158-165 download

Marques, A., Loureiro, N., Avelar-Rosa, B., Naia, A., & Gaspar de Matos, M. (2018). Adolescents' healthy lifestyle. Journal de Pediatria. Published on-line 28 October 2018. download

Kenny, U., Sullivan, L., Callaghan, M. Molcho, M. & Kelly, C. (2018). The relationship between cyberbullying and friendship dynamics on adolescent body dissatisfaction: a cross-sectional study. Journal of Health Psychology, 23 (4), 629-639. download

Lian, Q., Su, Q., Li, R., Elgar, F.J., Liu, Z., & Zheng, D. (2018). The association between chronic bullying victimization with weight status and body self-image: a cross national study in 39 countries. PeerJ, 6:c4330. download 

Ng, K.W., Augustine, L., & Inchley, J. (2018). Comparisons in screen-time behaviours among adolescents with and without long-term illnesses or disabilities: results from 2013/2014 HBSC study. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 15, (10), 2276. download

Su, Q., Chen, Z., Ruili, Li., Elgar, F.J., Liu, Z., & Lian, Q. (2018). Association between early menarche and school bullying. Journal of Adolescent Health, 63, 213-218. download

Vieno, A., Altoe, G., Kuntsche, E., & Elgar, F.J. (2018). Do public expenditures on health and families relate to alcohol abstaining in adolescents? Multilevel study of adolescents in 24 countries. Drug and Alcohol Review, 37(1), S120-S128. download 

Young, H., Burke, L., & Nic Gabhainn, S. (2018). Sexual intercourse, age of initiation and contraception among adolescents in Ireland: findings from the Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) Ireland study.  BMC Public Health, 18, 362 download 

Zaborskis, A., & Grincaire, M. (2018). Gender and age differences in social inequality on adolescent life satisfaction: a comparative analysis on health behaviour data from 41 countries. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 15, (7), 1297. download


Barsties, L., Walsh, S., Huijts, T., Bendtsen, P., Molcho, M., Buijs, T., Vieno, A., Elgar, F, & Stevens, G. (2017). Alcohol consumption among first- and second- generation immigrant and native adolescents in 23 countries: Testing the importance of origin and receiving country alcohol prevalence rates. Drug and Alcohol Review, 36, 769-778. download

Elgar, F., Gariépy, G., Torsheim, T. & Currie, C. (2017). Early-life income inequality and adolescent health and well-being. Social Science & Medicine, 174, 197-208. download

Keane, E., Kelly, C., Molcho, M. & Nic Gabhainn, S. (2017). Physical activity, screen time and the risk of subjective health complaints in school-aged children. Preventive Medicine, 96, 21-27.  download 

Kenny, U., Molcho, M., & Kelly, C. (2017). Young people's perspectives in developing a survey item on factors that influence body image. Young, 25(4s), 1-19. download

Moreno Minguez, A. (2017). The role of family policy in explaning international variation in child subjective well-being. Social Indicators Reseach, 134, 1173-1194. download

Ng, K., Tynjala, J., Sigmundova, D., Sentenac, M., Rintala, P. & Inchley, J. (2017). Physical activity among adolescents with long-term illnesses of disabilities in 15 European countries. Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly, 34(4), 456-465. download

Whitehead, R., Berg, C., Cosma, A., Gobina, I., Keane, E., Neville, F. Ojala, K. & Kelly, C. (2017). Trends in adolescent overweight perception and its association with psychosomatic health 2002-2014: evidence from 33 countries. Journal of Adolescent Health, 60,(2), 204-211. download


Kelly, C., Fitzgerald, A., Sentenac, M., Gakewski, J., Molcho, M., & Nic Gabhainn S. (2016). Weight concerns among adolescent boys.  Public Health Nutrition, 19(3), 456-462. download 

Lazzeri, G., Ahluwalia, N., Niclasen, B., Pammolli, A., Vereecken, C., Rasmussen, M., Pendersen, T. & Kelly, C. (2016). Trends from 2002 to 2010 in daily breakfast consumption and its socio-demographic correlates in adolescents across 31 countries participating in the HBSC study. PLoS ONE, 11(3)download

O’Keefe, C. (2016). Early orthognathic surgery in response to bullying due to malocclusion. Journal of the Irish Dental Association, 62(6), 343-347.  download

Pförtner, T.K., Hublet, H., Warrer Schnohr, C., Rathmann, K., Moor, I., de Looze, M., Baška, T., Molcho, M., Kannas, L., Kunst, A.E., & Richter, M. (2016). Socioeconomic inequalities in the impact of tobacco control policies on adolescent smoking. A multilevel study in 29 European countries. Addictive Behaviours, 53, 58-66. download

Rathmann, K., Moor, I., Kunst, A.E., Dragano, N. Pförtner, T.K., Elgar, F.J., Hurrelmann, K., Kannas, L., Baska, T. & Richter, M. (2016). Is educational differentiation associated with smoking and smoking inequalities in adolescence? A multilevel analysis across 27 European and North American countries. Sociology of Health & Illness, 38(7), 1005-1025. download 

Rathmann, K., Pförtner, T. K., Osorio, A. M., Hurrelmann, K., Elgar, F. J., Bosakova, L., & Richter, M. (2016). Adolescents’ psychological health during the economic recession: does public spending buffer health inequalities among young people? BMC Public Health, 16(1), 860. download

Schnohr, C. W., Gobina, I., Santos, T., Mazur, J., Alikasifuglu, M., Välimaa, R., Corell, M., Hagquist, C., Dalmasso, P., Movseyan, Y., Cavallo, F., van Dorsselaer, S. & Torsheim, T. (2016). Semantics bias in cross-national comparative analyses: is it good or bad to have “fair” health? Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, 14, 70. download 

Walsh, S. D., De Clercq, B., Molcho, M., Harel-Fisch, Y., Davison, C. M., Madsen, K. R., & Stevens, G. W. (2016). The relationship between immigrant school composition, classmate support and involvement in physical fighting and bullying among adolescent immigrants and non-immigrants in 11 countries. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 45(1),1-16.  download

Young, H., Költő, A., Reis, M., Saewyc, E., Moreau, N., Burke, L., Cosma, A., Windlin, B., Nic Gabhainn, S. & Godeau, E. (2016). Sexual health questions included in the Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) Study: and international methodological pilot investigation. BMC Medical Research Methodology, 16, 169.  download


Ahluwalia, N., Dalmasso, P., Rasmussen, M., Lipsky, L., Currie, C., Haug, E., Kelly, C., Damsgaard, M. T., Due, P., Tabak, I., Ercan, O., Maes, L., Aasvee, K., & Cavallo, F. (2015). Trends in overweight prevalence among 11-, 13-and 15-year-olds in 25 countries in Europe, Canada and USA from 2002 to 2010. European Journal of Public Health, 25(S2), 28-32. DOI: 10.1093/eurpub/ckv016 

Boniel-Nissim, M., Lenzi, M., Zsiros, E., de Matos, M. G., Gommans, R., Harel-Fisch, Y., Djalovski, D., & van der Sluijs, W. (2015). International trends in electronic media communication among 11-to 15-year-olds in 30 countries from 2002 to 2010: association with ease of communication with friends of the opposite sex. European Journal of Public Health, 25(S2), 41-45. DOI: 10.1093/eurpub/ckv025

Brooks, F., Zaborskis, A., Tabak, I., Alcón, M. D. C. G., Zemaitiene, N., de Roos, S., & Klemera, E. (2015). Trends in adolescents' perceived parental communication across 32 countries in Europe and North America from 2002 to 2010. European Journal of Public Health, 25(S2), 46-50. DOI: 10.1080/13676261.2015.1048200

Callaghan, M., Kelly, C. & Molcho, M. (2015). Exploring traditional and cyberbullying among Irish adolescents.  International Journal of Public Health 60, 199–206. download

Callaghan, M., Molcho, M., Nic Gabhainn, S. & Kelly, C. (2015). Food for thought: analysing the internal and external school food environment. Health Education, 15(2), 152-170. download (1.11MB)

Cavallo, F., Dalmasso, P., Ottová-Jordan, V., Brooks, F., Mazur, J., Välimaa, R., Gobina, I., Gaspar de Matos, M., & Ravens-Sieberer, U. (2015). Trends in life satisfaction in European and North-American adolescents from 2002 to 2010 in over 30 countries. European Journal of Public Health, 25(S2), 80-82. DOI: 10.1093/eurpub/ckv014

Cavallo, F., Dalmasso, P., Ottová-Jordan, V., Brooks, F., Mazur, J., Välimaa, R., Gobina, I., Gaspar de Matos, M., & Raven-Sieberer, U. (2015). Trends in self-rated health in European and North-American adolescents from 2002 to 2010 in 32 countries. European Journal of Public Health, 25(S2), 13-15. DOI: 10.1093/eurpub/ckv011

Chester, K. L., Callaghan, M., Cosma, A., Donnelly, P., Craig, W., Walsh, S., & Molcho, M. (2015). Cross-national time trends in bullying victimization in 33 countries among children aged 11, 13 and 15 from 2002 to 2010. European Journal of Public Health, 25(S2), 61-64. DOI: 10.1093/eurpub/ckv029

Currie, C., & Alemán-Díaz, A. Y. (2015). Building knowledge on adolescent health: reflections on the contribution of the Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) study. European Journal of Public Health, 25(S2), 4-6. DOI: 10.1093/eurpub/ckv017

de Looze, M., Raaijmakers, Q., ter Bogt, T., Bendtsen, P., Farhat, T., Ferreira, M., Godeau, E., Kuntsche, E., Molcho, M., Pfortner, T.K., Simons-Morton, B., Vieno, A., Vollebergh, W., & Pickett, W. (2015). Decreases in adolescent weekly alcohol use in Europe and North America: evidence from 28 countries from 2002 to 2010. European Journal of Public Health, 25(S2), 69-72. DOI: 10.1093/eurpub/ckv031

Elgar, F.J., Pfortner, T.K., Moore, I., De Clercq, B., Stevens, G.W. & Currie, C. (2015). Socioeconomic inequalities in adolescent health 2002-2010: a time-series analysis of 34 countries participating in the Health Behaviour in School-aged Children study. The Lancet, 385, No. 9982, p2088–2095. download

Gobina, I. Villberg, J. Villerusa, A., Valimaa, R., Tynjala, J., Ottova-Jordan, V., Ravens-Sieberer, U., Levin, K., Cavallo, F., Borraccino, A., Sigmund, E., Andersen, A. & Holstein, B.E. (2015). Self-reported recurrent pain and medicine use behaviours among 15-year olds: Results from the international study. European Journal of Pain, 19(1), 77-84. download

Holstein, B. E., Andersen, A., Fotiou, A., Gobina, I., Godeau, E., Hansen, E. H., Iannotti, R., Levin, K., Nic Gabhainn, S., Ravens-Sieberer, U., & Välimaa, R. (2015). Adolescents’ medicine use for headache: secular trends in 20 countries from 1986 to 2010. European Journal of Public Health, 25(S2), 76-79. DOI: 10.1093/eurpub/ckv035

Hublet, A., Bendtsen, P., de Looze, M. E., Fotiou, A., Donnelly, P., Vilhjalmsson, R., Baska, T., Aasvee, K., Franelic, I.P., Nic Gabhainn, S., & ter Bogt, T. F. (2015). Trends in the co-occurrence of tobacco and cannabis use in 15-year-olds from 2002 to 2010 in 28 countries of Europe and North America. European Journal of Public Health, 25(S2), 73-75. DOI: 10.1093/eurpub/ckv032

Kalman, M., Inchley, J., Sigmundova, D., Iannotti, R. J., Tynjälä, J. A., Hamrik, Z., Haug, E., & Bucksch, J. (2015). Secular trends in moderate-to-vigorous physical activity in 32 countries from 2002 to 2010: a cross-national perspective. European Journal of Public Health, 25(S2), 37-40. DOI: 10.1093/eurpub/ckv024 

Klinger, D. A., Freeman, J. G., Bilz, L., Liiv, K., Ramelow, D., Sebok, S. S., Samdal, O., Dur, W., & Rasmussen, M. (2015). Cross-national trends in perceived school pressure by gender and age from 1994 to 2010. European Journal of Public Health, 25(S2), 51-56. DOI: 10.1093/eurpub/ckv027

Kuntsche, E. & Ravens-Sieberer, U. (2015). Monitoring adolescent health behaviours and social determinants cross-nationally over more than a decade: introducing the Health Behaviour in Schoo-aged Children (HBSC) study supplement on trends. European Journal of Public Health, 25(S2), 1-3. DOI: 10.1093/eurpub/ckv009

Kuntsche, E., Wicki, M., Windlin, B., Roberts, C., Gabhainn, S. N., van der Sluijs, W., Aasvee, K., Gaspar de Matos, M., Dankulincová, Z., Hublet, A., Tynjälä, J., Välimaa, R., Bendtsen, P., Vieno, A., Mazur, J.,  Farkas, J. & Demetrovics, Z. (2015). Drinking Motives Mediate Cultural Differences but Not Gender Differences in Adolescent Alcohol Use. Journal of Adolescent Health 56,  323-329.  download

Molcho, M., Walsh, S., Donnelly, P., de Matos, M. G., & Pickett, W. (2015). Trend in injury-related mortality and morbidity among adolescents across 30 countries from 2002 to 2010. European Journal of Public Health, 25(S2), 33-36. DOI: 10.1093/eurpub/ckv026

Moor, I., Richter, M., Ravens-Sieberer, U., Ottová-Jordan, V., Elgar, F. J., & Pförtner, T. K. (2015). Trends in social inequalities in adolescent health complaints from 1994 to 2010 in Europe, North America and Israel: The HBSC study. European Journal of Public Health, 25(S2), 57-60. DOI: 10.1093/eurpub/ckv026

Ottová-Jordan, V., Smith, O. R., Augustine, L., Gobina, I., Rathmann, K., Torsheim, T., Mazur, J., Valimaa, R., Cavallo, F., Jericek Klanscek, H., Vollebergh, W., Meilstrup, C., Richter, M., Moor, I., & Ravens-Sieberer, U. (2015). Trends in health complaints from 2002 to 2010 in 34 countries and their association with health behaviours and social context factors at individual and macro-level. European Journal of Public Health, 25(S2), 83-89. DOI: 10.1093/eurpub/ckv033

Ottová-Jordan, V., Smith, O. R., Gobina, I., Mazur, J., Augustine, L., Cavallo, F., Valimaa, R., Moor, I., Torsheim, T., Katreniakova, Z., Vollebergh, W., & Ravens-Sieberer, U. (2015). Trends in multiple recurrent health complaints in 15-year-olds in 35 countries in Europe, North America and Israel from 1994 to 2010. European Journal of Public Health, 25(S2), 24-27. DOI: 10.1093/eurpub/ckv015

Pförtner, T. K., Moor, I., Rathmann, K., Hublet, A., Molcho, M., Kunst, A. E., & Richter, M. (2015). The association between family affluence and smoking among 15‐year‐old adolescents in 33 European countries, Israel and Canada: the role of national wealth. Addiction, 110(1), 162-173. download

Schnohr, C. W., Molcho, M., Rasmussen, M., Samdal, O., de Looze, M., Levin, K., Roberts, C.J., Ehlinger, V. Krolner, R., Dalmasso, P., & Torsheim, T. (2015). Trend analyses in the health behaviour in school-aged children study: methodological considerations and recommendations. European Journal of Public Health, 25(S2), 7-12. DOI: 10.1093/eurpub/ckv010

Shi, Y., Lenzi, M. & An, R. (2015). Cannabis Liberalization and Adolescent Cannabis Use: A Cross-National Study in 38 Countries. PLoS ONE 10(11): e0143562. download

Stevens, G. W., Walsh, S. D., Huijts, T., Maes, M., Madsen, K. R., Cavallo, F., & Molcho, M. (2015). An internationally comparative study of immigration and adolescent emotional and behavioral problems: Effects of generation and gender. Journal of Adolescent Health, 57(6), 587-594. download

Sugrue, D. (2015). Food poverty and policy in Ireland: a review of the literature. UCD Student Medical Journal 2015(2), 42-51. download

Vereecken, C., Pedersen, T. P., Ojala, K., Krølner, R., Dzielska, A., Ahluwalia, N., Giacchi, M. & Kelly, C. (2015). Fruit and vegetable consumption trends among adolescents from 2002 to 2010 in 33 countries. European Journal of Public Health, 25(S2), 16-19. DOI: 10.1093/eurpub/ckv012


Bendtsen, P., Damsgaard, M. T., Huckle, T., Casswell, S., Kuntsche, E., Arnold, P., de Looze, M. E., Hofmann, F., Hublet, A., Simons-Morton, B., ter Bogt, T. & Holstein, B.E. (2014). Adolescent alcohol use: a reflection of national drinking patterns and policy?  Addiction, 109(11). 1857-1868. download (179KB)

Daniels, N., Kelly, C., Molcho, M., Sixsmith, J., Byrne, M. & Nic Gabhainn, S. (2014). Investigating active travel to primary school in Ireland. Health Education, 114(6), 501-515. download (262KB)

de Looze M, ter Bogt TF, Raaijmakers QA, Pickett W, Kuntsche E & Vollebergh WA. (2014). Cross-national evidence for the clustering and psychosocial correlates of adolescent risk behaviours in 27 countries. The European Journal of Public Health, 25(1), 50-56. download

Hanafin, S., Brooks, A.m., & Meaney, B. (2014). Data sustainability: broad action areas to develop data systems strategically. Child Indicators Research, 7, 229-243. download

Harrington, D., Belton, S., Coppinger, T., Cullen, M., Donnelly, A., Dowd, K., Keating, T., Layte, R., Murphy, M., Murphy, N., Murtagh, E. & Woods, C. (2014). Results from Ireland's 2014 Report Card on Physical Activity and Youth. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 11(1), S63-68. download

Klocke, A., Clair, A. & Bradshaw, J. (2014). International variation in child subjective well-being.  Child Indicators Research, 7(1), 1-20. download (428KB)

Moor, I., Rathmann, K., Stronks, K., Levin, K., Spallek, J. & Richter, M. (2014). Psychosocial and behavioural factors in the explanation of socioeconomic inequalities in adolescent health: a multilevel analysis in 28 European and North American countries. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, Published Online First: 16 July 2014, doi:10.1136/jech-2014-203933. download

Pfoertner, T.K., Rathmann, K. Elgar, F., de Looze, M., Hofmann, F., Ottova-Jordan, V., Ravens-Sieberer, U., Bosakove, L., Currie, C. & Richter, M. (2014). Adolescents’ psychological health complaints and the economic recession in late 2007: a multilevel study in 31 countries. European Journal of Public Health, Published Online First: 23 May 2014, doi:10.1093/eurpub/cku056. download

ter Bogt, T., de Looze, M., Molcho, M., Godeau, E., Hublet, A., Kokkevi, A., Kuntsche, E., Nic Gabhainn, S., Franelic, I., Simons-Morton, B., Sznitman, S., Vieno, A., Vollebergh, W. & Pickett, W. (2014). Do societal wealth, family affluence and gender account for trends in adolescent cannabis use? A 30 country cross-national study.  Addiction 109(2), 273-283. download (124KB)

Zaborskis, A., Moceviciene, R. & Iannotti, R. J. (2014). The Influence of Chronological Period of Data Collection on Differences in Reported Dietary Intake Among School-Aged Children Surveyed in 39 Countries.  Journal of Nutrition Education and Behaviour, 46(5), 359-369. download (924KB) 


Elgar, F.J., Pickett, K.E., Pickett, W., Craig, W., Molcho, M., Hurrelmann, K. & Lenzi, M. (2013). School bullying, homicide and income inequality: a cross-national pooled time series analysis. International Journal of Public Health, 58(2), 237-245. download(320KB)

Kilbride, E., Hussey, J., Boran, G., & Greally, P. (2013). Physical activity and cardiovascular disease risk factors in urban school children. Irish Medical Journal, 106(1), 6-9.  download

Kuntsche, E., Rossow, I., Simons-Morton, B., ter Bogt, T., Kokkevi, A, & Godeau, E. (2013). Not Early Drinking but Early Drunkenness is a Risk Factor for Problem Behaviors among Adolescents from 38 European and North American Countries. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 37(2), 308–314. download (143KB)

Niclasen, B., Molcho, M., Arnford, S. & Schnohr, C. (2013). Conceptualizing and contextualizing food insecurity among Greenlandic children. International Journal of Circumpolar Health, 72, 19928. download (156KB)

Pickett, W., Molcho, M., Elgar, F., Brooks, F., de Looze, M., Rathmann, K., te Bogt, T., Nic Gabhainn, S., Sigmundová, D., de Matos, M., Craig, W., Walsh, S., Harel-Fisch, Y. & Currie, C. (2013). Trends and socioeconomic correlates of adolescent physical fighting in 30 countries. Pediatrics 131(1), e18-e26. download (823KB)

Quirke, M.b., McGilloway, S., Comiskey, C.M., Wynne, C., O’Sullivan, K., & Hollywood, E. (2013). Bicycle helmet wearing in a sample of urban disadvantaged primary school children. Irish Medical Journal, 106(4), 102-4.  download

Sentenac, M., Gavin, A., Nic Gabhainn, S., Molcho, M., Due, P., Ravens-Sieberer, U., Gaspar de Matos, M., Malkowska-Szkutnik, A., Gobina, I., Vollbergh, W. Arnaud, C. & Godeau, E. (2013). Peer victimization and subjective health among students reporting disability or chronic illness in 11 Western countries. European Journal of Public Health, 23(3), 421-426. download (206KB)

Walsh, S.D., Molcho, M., Craig, W., Harel-Fisch, Y., Huynh, Q., Kukaswadia, A., Aasvee, K., Várnai, D., Ottova, V., Ravens-Sieberer, U. & Pickett, W. (2013) Physical and Emotional Health Problems Experienced by Youth Engaged in Physical Fighting and Weapon Carrying. PLoS ONE 8(2): e56403. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0056403. download (120KB)


Bjarnason, T., Bendtsen, P., Arnarsson, A., Borup, I., Iannotti, R., Löfstedt, P., Haapasalp, I & Niclasen, B. (2102). Life satisfaction among children in different family structures: a comparative study of 36 western societies. Children and Society, 26, 51-61. download (88.1KB)

Carmody, J. (2012). Water fluoridation: a patient-centred overview. Fluoridation supplement. Journal of the Irish Dental Association, 58(3), June/July 2012, S27-29.  download

Currie, C., Ahluwalia, N., Godeau, E., Nic Gabhainn, S., Due. P. & Currie, D.B. (2012). Is obesity at individual and national level associated with lower age at menarche? Evidence from 34 countries in the Health Behaviour in School-aged Children Study. Journal of Adolescent Health, 50, 621-626. download (122KB) 

de Róiste, A., Kelly, C., Molcho, M., Gavin, A. & Nic Gabhainn, S. (2012). Is school participation good for children? Associations with health and wellbeing. Health Education, 112(2), 88-104. download (93KB)

Ottova, V., Erhart, M., Vollebergh, W., Kökönyei, G., Morgan, A., Gobina, I., Jerick, H., Cavallo, F., Valimaa, R., Gaspar de Matos, M., Ravens-Sieberer, U. and the Positive Health Focus Group. (2012). The role of individual and macro-level social determinants on young adolescents' psychosomatic complaints. Journal of Early Adolescence, 32, 123-155. download (179KB)

Richter, M., Rathman, K., Nic Gabhainn, S., Zambon, A., Boyce, W. & Hurrelmann, K. (2012). Welfare state regimes, health and health inequalities in adolescence: a multilevel study in 32 countries. Sociology of Health & Illness 34(6), 858-879. download(571KB)

Sentenac, M., Arnaud, C., Gavin, A., Molcho, M., Nic Gabhainn, S. & Godeau, E. (2012). Peer victimization among school-aged children with chronic conditions. Epidemiologic Reviews 34, 120-128. download (139KB)

Ter Bogt, T.F.M., Nic Gabhainn, S., Somons-Morton, B., Ferreira, M., Hublet, A., Goudeau, E., Kuntsche, E. & Richter, M. (2012). Dance is the new Metal: adolescent music preferences and substance use across Europe. Substance use and Misuse 47, 130-142. download (316KB) 


Bjarnason, T. & Arnarsson, A. (2011). Joint physical custody and communication with parents: a cross-national study of children in 36 western countries. Journal of Comparative Family Studies, 42(6), 871-890. download (1.19MB) 

Gobina, I., Välimaa, R., Tynjälä, J., Villberg, J., Vilerusa, A., Iannotti, R.J., Godeau, E., NicGabhainn, S., Andersen, A. & Holstein, B.E. (2011). Medicine use and corresponding subjective health complaints among adolescents, a cross-national survey. Pharmacoepidemology and Drug Safety, 20(4), 424-431. download (90KB)

Harel-Fisch, Y., Walsh, S.D., Fogel-Grinvald, H., Amitai, G., Pickett, W., Molcho, M., Due, P., de Matos, M.G. & Craig, W. (2011). Negative school perceptions and involvement in school bullying: a universal relationship across 40 countries. Journal of Adolescence, 34(4), 639-652. download (332KB) 

Kuntsche, E., Kuntsche, S., Knibbe, R., Simons-Morton, B., Farhat, T., Hublet, A., Bendtsen, P., Godeau, E. & Demetrovics, Z. (2011). Cultural and gender convergence in adolescent drunkenness: evidence from 23 European and North American countries. Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, 165(2), 152-158. download (114KB) 

Levin, K.A., Torsheim, T., Vollbergh, W., Richter, M., Davies, C.A., Schnohr, C.W., Due, P. & Currie, C. (2011). National income and income inequality, family affluence and life satisfaction among 13 year old boys and girls: a multilevel study in 35 countries. Social Indicators Research, 104, 179-194. download (253KB)

Sentenac, M., Gavin, A., Arnaud, C., Molcho, M., Godeau, E., & Nic Gabhainn., S.(2011). Victims of bullying among students with a disability or chronic illness and their peers: a cross-national study between Ireland and France.  Journal of Adolescent Health, 48(5), 461-466. download (222KB)


Kelly, C., Molcho, M., Doyle, P. & Nic Gabhainn, S. (2010). Psychosomatic symptoms among schoolchildren. International Journal of Adolescent Medicine & Health, 22(2), 227-233. download (312KB)

Kelly, C., Molcho, M. & Nic Gabhainn, S. (2010). Patterns in weight reduction behaviour by weight status in schoolchildren.  Public Health Nutrition, 13(8), 1229-1236.  download (115KB) 

McAuliffe, A. (2010). Is alcohol policy in Ireland protective? Irish Medical Journal, 103(1), 5.  download

Melkevik, O., Torsheim, T., Iannotti, R.J. & Wold, B. (2010). Is spending time in screen-based sedentary behaviors associated with less physical activity: a cross-national investigation. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity , 7(46). download (700KB)

Molcho, M., Cristini, F., Nic Gabhainn, S., Santinello, M., Moreno, C., Gaspar de Matos, M., Bjarnson, T., Baldassari, D. & Due, P. (2010). Health and well-being among child immigrants in Europe. Eurohealth, 16(1), 20-23. download (115KB)

Molcho, M., Kelly, C. & Nic Gabhainn, S. (2010). Deficits in health and wellbeing among immigrant children in Ireland: the explanatory role of social capital. Translocations: Migration and Social Change, 6(1). download (145KB) 


Al Sabbah, H., Vereecken, C., Elgar, F.J., Nansel, T., Aasvee, K., Abdeen, Z., Ojala, K., Ahluwalia, N. & Maes, L. (2009). Body weight dissatisfaction and communication with parents among adolescents in 24 countries: international cross-sectional survey. BMC Public Health9, 52. download (277KB) 

Barnekow, V. & Muijen, M. (2009). Child and adolescent health and development in a European perspective. International Journal of Public Health, 54, S128-130. download (85KB) 

Borraccino, A., Lemma, P., Iannotti, I., Zambon, A., Dalmasso, P., Lazzeri, G., Giacchi, M. & Cavallo, F. (2009). Socio-economic effects on meeting physical activity guidelines: comparisons among 32 countries. Medicine & Science in Sports and Exercise, 41(4), 749-756. download (137KB) 

Craig, W., Harel-Fisch, Y., Fogel-Grinvald, H., Dostaler, S., Hetland, J., Simons-Morton, B., Molcho, M., Gaspar de Matos, M., Overpeck, M., Due, P., Pickett, W., the HBSC Violence & Injuries Prevention Focus Group & the HBSC Bullying Writing Group. (2009). A cross-national profile of bullying and victimization among adolescents in 40 countries. International Journal of Public Health, 54, S215-224. download (205KB) 

Currie, C., Nic Gabhainn, S., Godeau, E. & the International HBSC Network Coordinating Committee. (2009). The Health Behaviour in School-aged Children: WHO Collaborative Cross-National (HBSC) Study: origins, concept, history and development 1982-2008. International Journal of Public Health, 54, S131-139. download (207KB) 

Dallago, L., Santinello, M., Perkins, D.D, Boyce, W., Molcho, M. & Morgan, A. (2009). Adolescent place attachment, social capital, and perceived safety: a comparison of 13 countries. American Journal of Comunity Psychology, 44(1-2), 148-60. download(387KB) 

Due, P., Damsgaard, M.T., Rasmussen, M., Holstein, B.E., Wardle, J., Merlo, J., Currie, C., Ahluwalia, N., Sørensen, T.I.A. and Lynch, J., plus the HBSC obesity writing group (2009). Socioeconomic position, macroeconomic environment and overweight among adolescents in 35 countries. International Journal of Obesity33(10), 1084-1093. download (169KB)  

Due, P., Merlo, J., Harel-Fisch, Y., Damsgaard, M., Holstein, B., Hetland, J., Currie, C., Nic Gabhainn, S., de Matos, M. & Lynch, J. (2009). Socioeconomic Inequality in exposure to bullying during adolescence: a comparative, cross-sectional, multilevel study in 35 countries. American Journal of Public Health, 99(5), 907-914. download (867KB) 

Elgar, F., Boyce, W., Craig, W. & Vella-Zarb, R. (2009). Income inequality and school bullying: multilevel study of adolescents in 37 countries. Journal of Adolescent Health45(4), 351-359. download (333KB)

Freeman, J.G., Samdal, O., Klinger, D.A., Dür, W., Griebler, R., Currie, D. & Rasmussen, M. (2009). The relationship of schools to emotional health and bullying. International Journal of Public Health, 54, S251-259. download (135KB) 

Haug, E., Rasmussen, M., Samdal, O., Iannotti, R., Kelly, C., Borraccino, A., Vereecken, C., Melkevik, O., Lazzeri, G., Giacchi, M., Ercan, O., Due, P., Ravens-Sieberer, U., Currie, C., Morgan, A., Ahluwalia, N. & the HBSC Obesity Writing Group. (2009). Overweight in school-aged children and its relationship with demographic and lifestyle factors: results from the WHO-Collaborative Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) Study. International Journal of Public Health, 54, s167-179. download (193KB) 

Holstein, B.E., Currie, C., Boyce, W., Damsgaard, M.T., Gobina, I., Kökönyei, G., Hetland, J., de Looze, M., Richter, M., Due, P. & the HBSC Social Inequalities Focus Group. (2009). Socio-economic inequality in multiple health complaints among adolescents: international comparative study in 37 countries. International Journal of Public Health, 54, S260-270. download (159KB) 

Hublet, H., Schmid, H., Clays, E., Godeau, E., Nic Gabhainn, S., Joossens, L., Maes, L. & the HBSC Research Network. (2009). Association between tobacco control policies and smoking behaviour among adolescents in 29 European countries. Addiction, 104, 1918-1926. download (173KB)

Koller, T., Morgan, A., Guerreiro, A., Currie, C., Ziglio, E. & the International HBSC study group. (2009). Addressing the socioeconomic determinants of adolescent health: experiences from the WHO/HBSC Forum 2007. International Journal of Public Health, 54, S278-284.  download (120KB)

Kuntsche, E., Simons-Morton, B., Fotiou, A., ter Bogt, T., & Kokkevi, A. (2009). Decrease in adolescent cannabis use from 2002 to 2006 and links to evenings spent out with friends in 31 European and North America countries and regions. Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, 163(2), 119-125. download (115KB) 

Kuntsche, E., Simons-Morton, B., ter Bogt, T., Sánchez Queija, I., Muñoz Tinoco, V., Gaspar de Matos, M., Santinello, M., Lenzi, M. & the HBSC Peer Culture Focus Group. (2009). Electronic media communication with friends from 2002 to 2006 and links to face-to-face contacts in adolescence: an HBSC study in 31 European and North American countries and regions. International Journal of Public Health, 54, S243-250. download (129KB) 

Molcho, M., Craig, W., Due, P., Pickett, W., Harel-Fisch, Y., Overpeck, M. & the HBSC Bullying Writing Group. (2009). Cross-national time trends in bullying behaviour 1994 - 2006: findings from Europe and North America. International Journal of Public Health, 54, S225-234. download (159KB)

Moreno, C., Sánchez-Queija, I., Muñoz-Tinoco, V., Gaspar de Matos, M., Dallago, L., ter Bogt, T., Camacho, I., Rivera, F. & the HBSC Peer Culture Focus Group. (2009). Cross-national associations between parent and peer communication and psychological complaints. International Journal of Public Health, 54, S235-242. download (163KB)

O'Connell, A., Gavin, A., Kelly, C., Molcho, M. & Nic Gabhainn, S. (2009). The mean age at menarche of Irish girls in 2006. Irish Medical Journal, 102 (3), 76-79. download (13KB) 

Ravens-Sieberer, U., Erhart, M., Freeman, J., Kokonyei, G., Thomas, C. (2009). School as a determinant for health outcomes: a structural equation model analysis. Health Education, 109(4), 342-356. download (307KB)

Ravens-Sieberer, U., Torsheim, T., Hetland, J., Vollebergh, W., Cavallo, F., Jericek, H., Alikasifoglu, M., Välimaa, R., Ottova, V., Erhart, M. & the HBSC Positive Health Focus Group. (2009). Subjective health, symptom load and quality of life of children and adolescents in Europe. International Journal of Public Health, 54, S151-159. download (180KB) 

Richter, M., Erhart, M., Vereecken, C., Zambon, A., Boyce, W. & Nic Gabhainn, S. (2009). The role of behavioural factors in explaining socio-economic differences in adolescent health: a multilevel study in 33 countries. Social Science & Medicine69, 396-403. download (165KB)

Richter, M., Vereecken, C.A., Boyce, W., Maes, L., Nic Gabhainn, S. & Currie, C. (2009). Parental occupation, family affluence and adolescent health behaviour in 28 countries. International Journal of Public Health, 54, 1-10. download (146KB) 

Roberts, C., Freeman, J., Samdal, O., Schnohr, C.W., de Looze, M.E., Nic Gabhainn, S., Iannotti, R., Rasmussen, M. & the International HBSC Study Group. (2009). The Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) study: methodological developments and current tensions. International Journal of Public Health, 54, S140-150. download (205KB) 

Simons-Morton, B., Farhat, T., ter Bogt, T., Hublet, A., Kuntsche, E., Nic Gabhainn, S., Godeau, E., Kokkevi, A. & the HBSC Risk Behaviour Focus Group. (2009). Gender specific trends in alcohol use: cross-cultural comparisons from 1998 to 2006 in 24 countries and regions. International Journal of Public Health 54, S199-208. download (217KB)

Vereecken, C., Dupuy, M., Rasmussen, M., Kelly, C., Nanse, T.R., Al Sabbah, H., Baldassari, D., Delgrande Jordan, M., Maes, L., Niclasen, B. V-L., Ahluwalia, N. & the HBSC Eating & Dieting Focus Group. (2009). Breakfast consumption and its socio-demographic and lifestyle correlates in schoolchildren in 41 countries participating in the HBSC study. International Journal of Public Health, 54, S180-190.  download (205KB)


Currie, C., Molcho, M., Boyce, W., Holstein, B., Torsheim, T. & Richter, M. (2008). Researching health inequalities in adolescents: the development of the Health Behaviour in School-Aged Children (HBSC) Family Affluence Scale. Social Science & Medicine66(6), 1429-1436. download (164KB) 

Godeau, E., Vignes, C., Ross, J., Nic Gabhainn, S., Boyce, W. & Todd, J. (2008). Contraceptive use by 15 year old students at their last sexual intercourse: results from 25 countries. Archives of Paediatric and Adolescent Medicine162(1), 66-73. download (133KB)

Kuntsche, E., Overpeck, M. & Dallago, L. (2008). Television viewing, computer use and hostile perception of classmates among adolescents from 34 countries. Swiss Journal of Psychology, 67(2), 97-106.  download (2692KB) 

Ravens-Sieberer, U., Erhart, M., Torsheim, T., Hetland, J., Freeman, J., Danielson, M., Thomas, C. & the HBSC Positive Health Group. (2008). An international scoring system for self-reported health complaints in adolescents. The European Journal of Public Health, 18(3), 294-299. download  (88KB)

Schnohr, C., Kreiner, S., Due, P., Currie, C., Boyce, W. & Diderichsen, F. (2008). Differential item functioning of a family affluence scale: Validation study on data from HBSC 2001/02. Social Indicators Research89(1), 79-95. download (257KB)

Schnohr, C., Kreiner, S., Rasmussen, M., Due, P., Currie, C. & Diderichsen, F. (2008). The role of national policies intended to regulate adolescent smoking in explaining the prevalence of daily smoking: a study of adolescents from 27 European countries. Addiction, 103(5), 824-831. download (90KB) 


Godeau, E., Vignes, C., Ter Bogt, T., Nic Gabhainn, S. & Navarro, F. (2007). Cannabis use by 15-year old schoolchildren. Data from the HBSC/WHO international survey in 32 countries. Alcohol and Addiction29, 28S-34S. download (300KB)

Kelleher, C., Tay, J. & Nic Gabhainn, S. (2007). Influence on self-rated health of socio-demographic, lifestyle and affluence factors: an analysis of the Irish and international Health Behaviours among School-aged Children (HBSC) dataset. Irish Medical Journal100(8), 43-46. download (1980KB)

McGrath, B. & Nic Gabhainn, S. (2007). Friendships and perceptions of place among rural, farm and urban children and adolescents in Ireland. Administration55(3), 205-226. download (75KB)

McGrath, B. & Nic Gabhainn, S. (2007). Worldviews apart? Perceptions of place among rural, farm and urban young people in Ireland. Youth Studies Ireland, 2(1), 17-31. download (88KB)

Molcho, M., Nic Gabhainn, S. & Kelleher, C. (2007). Assessing the use of the Family Affluence Scale among Irish schoolchildren. Irish Medical Journal100(8), 37-39. download (1980KB)

Molcho, M. Nic Gabhainn, S. & Kelleher, C. (2007). Interpersonal relationships as predictors of positive health among Irish youth: The more the merrier? Irish Medical Journal100(8), 33-36. download (1980KB)

Molcho, M., Nic Gabhainn, S., Kelly, C., Friel, S. & Kelleher, C. (2007). Food poverty and health among schoolchildren: Findings from the Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) study. Public Health Nutrition10(4), 364-370. download (141KB)

Murrin, C., McNicholas, F., Keogh, L., Shiely, F., Corrigan, H., Nic Gabhainn, S. & Kelleher, C. (2007). Correlates of increased risk of eating disorders in Irish school children. Irish Medical Journal100(8), 40-42. download (1980KB)

Ojala, K., Vereecken, C., Välimaa, R., Currie, C., Villberg, J., Tynjälä, J. & Kannas, L. (2007). Attempts to lose weight among overweight and non-overweight adolescents: a cross national survey. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 4, 50.  download (304KB)

Samdal, O., Tynjälä, J., Roberts, C., Sallis, J., Villberg, J. & Wold, B. (2007). Trends in vigorous physical activity and TV watching of adolescents from 1986 to 2002 in 7 European Countries. European Journal of Public Health17(3), 242-248. download (533KB)

Schnohr, C., Kreiner, S., Due, P., Currie, C., Boyce, W. & Diderichsen, F. (2007). Differential item functioning of a family affluence scale: validation study on data from HBSC 2001/02. Social Indicators Research, 89(1), 79-95.  download (257KB)

Whelton, H., Harrington, J., Crowley, E., Kelleher, V., Cronin, M., & Perry, I. (2007). Prevalence of overweight and obesity on the island of Ireland: results from the North South Survey of Children’s Height, Weight and Body Mass Index, 2002. BMC Public Health, 7, 187. DOI:


Boyce, W., Torsheim, T., Currie, C. & Zambon, A. (2006). The Family Affluence Scale as a measure of national wealth: validation of an adolescent self-reported measure. Social Indicators Research78(3), 473-487. download (140KB)

Cavallo, F., Zambon, A., Borraccino, A., Ravens-Sieberer, U., Torsheim, T. & Lemma, P. (2006). Girls growing through adolescence have a higher risk of poor health. Quality of Life Research, 15(10), 1577-1585. download (183KB)

Godeau, E., Vignes, C., ter Bogt T., Nic Gabhainn, S. & Navarro, F. (2006). Consommation de cannabis par les eleves de 15 ans - Donnees issues de l'enquete internationale HBSC/OMS dans 32 pays occidentaux. Alcoologie et Addictologie28(2), 135-142. download (292KB)

Kokkevi, A., Nic Gabhainn, S., Spyropoulou, M. & the Risk Behaviour Focus Group of the HBSC. (2006). Early initiation of cannabis use: a cross-national European perspective. Journal of Adolescent Health39(5), 712-719.  download (119KB)

Maes, L., Vereecken, C., Vanobbergen, J. & Honkala, S. (2006). Tooth brushing and social characteristics of families in 32 countries. International Dental Journal, 56, 159-167. download (1MB)

Molcho, M., Harel, Y., Pickett, W., Scheidt, P.C., Mazur, J., Overpeck, M.D. & on behalf of the HBSC Violence and Injury Writing Group (2006). The epidemiology of non-fatal injuries among 11, 13 and 15 years old youth in 11 countries: findings from the 1998 WHO-HBSC cross national survey. International Journal of Injury Control & Safety Promotion13(4), 205-211. download (117KB)

Richter, M., Leppin, A. & Nic Gabhainn, S. (2006). The relationship between parental socio-economic status and episodes of drunkenness among adolescents: findings from a cross-national survey. BMC Public Health6, 289. download (282KB) 

ter Bogt, T., Schmid, H., Nic Gabhainn, S., Fotiou, A. & Volleberg, W. (2006). Economic and cultural correlates of cannabis use among mid-adolescents in 31 countries. Addiction101, 241-251. download (113KB)

Torsheim, T., Currie, C., Boyce, W. & Samdal, O. (2006). Country material distribution and adolescents' perceived health: Multilevel study of adolescents in twenty-seven countries. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health60, 156-161. download (167KB) 

Torsheim, T., Ravens-Sieberer, U., Hetland, J., Välimaa, R., Danielson, M. & Overpeck, M. (2006). Cross-national variation of gender differences in adolescent subjective health in Europe and North America. Social Science & Medicine62(4), 815-827. download (334KB)

Vereecken, C., Todd, J., Roberts, C., Mulvihill, C. & Maes, L. (2006). TV viewing behaviour and associations with food habits in different countries. Public Health Nutrition9(2), 244-250. download (128KB) 

Zambon, A., Boyce, W., Cois, E., Currie, C., Lemma, P., Dalmasso, P., Borraccio, A. & Cavallo, F. (2006). Do welfare regimes mediate the effect of socio-economic position on health in adolescence? A cross-national comparison in Europe, North America and Israel. International Journal of Health Services36, 309-329. download 


Due, P., Holstein, B.E., Lynch, J., Nic Gabhainn, S., Scheidt, P., Currie, C., Overpeck, M., Azmann, A., Danielson, M., Gaspar de Matos, M., Harel, Y., Pedersen, M., Szabo, M. & Zoborski, A. (2005). Bullying and symptoms among school-aged children: International comparative cross sectional study in 28 Countries. European Journal of Public Health15, 128-132. download (87KB) 

Elgar, F.J., Roberts, C., Parry-Langdon, N. & Boyce, W. (2005). Income inequality and alcohol use: a multilevel analysis of drinking and drunkenness in adolescents in 34 countries. European Journal of Public Health15, 245-250. download (91KB) 

Janssen, I., Katzmarzyk, P.T., Boyce, W.F., Vereecken, C., Mulvihill, C., Roberts, C., Currie, C., Pickett, W. & the Health Behaviour in School-Aged Children Obesity Working Group. (2005). Comparison of over weight and obesity prevalences in school aged youth from 34 countries and their relationships with physical activity and dietary patterns. Obesity Reviews6(2), 123-132. download (191KB)

Klein, K.S., Thompson, D., Scheidt, P.C., Overpeck, M.D. Gross L.A. & the HBSC International Investigators. (2005). Factors associated with bicycle helmet use among young adolescents in a multinational sample. Injury Prevention11, 288-293. download (96KB)

Pickett, W., Craig, W., Harel, Y., Cunningham, J., Simpson, K., Molcho, M., Mazur, J., Dostaler, S., Overpeck, M.D., Currie, C.E. & on behalf of the HBSC Violence and Injuries Writing Group. (2005). Cross-national study of fighting and weapon carrying as determinants of adolescent injury. Pediatrics116, e855-e863. download (463KB) 

Pickett, W., Molcho, M., Simpson, K., Janssen, I., Kuntsche, E., Mazur, J., Harel, Y. & Boyce, W. (2005). Cross-national study of injury and social determinants in adolescents. Injury Prevention, 11, 213-218.   download (118KB)

Vereecken, C.A., De Henauw, S. & Maes, L. (2005). Adolescents' food habits: results of the Health Behaviour in School-aged Children survey. British Journal of Nutrition. 94(3), 423-431. download (997KB)

Vereecken, C.A., Inchley, J., Subramanian, S.V., Hublet, A. & Maes, L. (2005). The relative influence of individual and contextual socio-economic status on consumption of fruit and soft drinks among adolescents in Europe. European Journal of Public Health15(3), 224-232. download (168KB)


Cabak, A. & Woynarowska, B. (2004). Physical activity of youth aged 11-15 years in year 2002 in Poland and other countries. Physical Education and Sport, 4, 361-365. (in Polish and in English). download (186KB)

Lissau, I., Overpeck, M., Ruan, W.J., Due, P., Holstein, B.J., Hediger, M.L. and the Health Behaviour in School-Aged Children Obesity Working Group (2004). Body mass index and overweight in adolescents in 13 European countries, Israel, and the United States. Archives of Paediatric and Adolescent Medicine158, 27-33. download (104KB) 

Nansel, T.R., Craig, W., Overpeck, M.D., Saluja, G., Ruan, J., & the Health Behaviour in School-aged Children Bullying Working Group. (2004). Cross-national consistency in relationship between  bullying behaviours and psychosocial adjustment. Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine158, 730-736. download (123KB)

Smith-Khuri, E., Iachan, R., Scheidt, P.C., Overpeck, M.D., Nic Gabhainn, S., Pickett, W., Harel, Y.A. & the HBSC International Violence Study Group. (2004). Cross-national study of violence-related behaviours in adolescents. Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, 158(6), 539-44. download (96KB)

Torsheim, T., Currie, C., Boyce, W., Kalnins, I., Overpeck, M. & Haugland, S. (2004). Material deprivation and self-rated health: A multilevel study of adolescents from 22 European and North American countries. Social Science & Medicine59(1), 1-12. download (250KB) 


Hansen, E.H., Holstein, B.E., Due, P. & Currie, C.E. (2003). International survey of self-reported medicine use among adolescents. Annals of Pharmacotherapy37, 361-366. download 

Mullan, E. & Nic Gabhainn, S. (2003). Self-esteem and health risk behaviour: is there a link? Irish Journal of Psychology23(1-2), 27-36. download (75KB)

Nic Gabhainn, S. & Mullan, E. (2003). Self-esteem norms for Irish young people. Psychological Reports92, 829-830. download

Schmid, H., ter Bogt, T., Godeau, E., Hublet, A., Dias, S.F. & Fotiou, A. (2003). Drunkenness among young people: A cross-national comparison. Journal of Studies on Alcohol64(5), 650-661. download (1241KB) 


Nic Gabhainn, S., Nolan, G., Kelleher, C. & Friel, S. (2002). Dieting patterns and related lifestyles of school aged children in the Republic of Ireland. Public Health Nutrition5(1), 1-7. download (119KB)

Pickett, W., Schmid, H., Boyce, W.F., Simpson, K., Scheidt, P., Mazur, J., Molcho, M., King, M.A., Godeau, E., Overpeck, M., Aszmann, A., Szabo, M. & Harel, Y. (2002). Multiple risk behaviour and injury: an international analysis of young people. Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine156, 786-793. download (117KB) 


Kelleher, C. (2001). Evolution of cardio-vascular risk factors - light at the end of the tunnel? (Editorial) Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift113, 552-557. download (97KB) 

Mazur, J., Scheidt, P.C., Overpeck, M.D., Harel, Y. & Molcho, M. (2001). Adolescent injuries in relation to economic status: an international perspective. Injury Control and Safety Promotion8(3), 179-18. download (44KB) 


Nic Gabhainn, S. & Kelleher, C. (2000). School health education and gender: an interactive effect? Health Education Research: Theory and Practice15(5), 591-602. download (99KB)