HEALTH BEHAVIOUR IN SCHOOL-AGED CHILDREN (HBSC) IRELAND

World Health Organization Collaborative Cross-National Study


The Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) survey is a WHO collaborative cross-national study that monitors the health behaviours, health outcomes and social environments of school-aged children every four years. HBSC Ireland surveys school-going children aged 9-18 years. The study is conducted by the HBSC Ireland team, based at the Health Promotion Research Centre, NUI Galway.
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Theses containing HBSC Ireland data are listed alphabetically by author within year of publication: 

2021

Burke, N. (2021). The Positive Youth Development experiences of first-generation migrant children in Ireland and their association with health and well-being outcomes. Unpublished MA thesis, Discipline of Health Promotion, NUI Galway.

Dennehy, E. (2021). An exploration of the school-level factors impacting school engagement at post-primary level in Ireland. Unpublished MA thesis, Discipline of Health Promotion, NUI Galway.

O’Donnell, M. (2021). What elements of the built environment contribute to high levels of engagement in physical activity? Secondary analysis of the HBSC Ireland 2018 dataset. Unpublished MA thesis, Discipline of Health Promotion, NUI Galway.

2020

Burke, L. (2020). The context and circumstances of early sexual initiation among adolescents in Ireland: A mixed methods investigation. Unpublished PhD thesis, Discipline of Health Promotion, NUI Galway. 

Carr, R. (2020). Health inequalities in Irish Traveller adolescents: Secondary analysis of the Health Behaviour in School-aged Children Study (HBSC) 2018 data. Unpublished MA thesis, Discipline of Health Promotion, NUI Galway. 

Coyle, J. (2020). The moderating effect of family support in the association between problematic social media use and life satisfaction among Irish adolescents. Unpublished MA thesis, Discipline of Health Promotion, NUI Galway. 

2018

Leavey, D. (2018). Healthy eating behaviour in children - does parental employment status play a role in this? A secondary analysis study utilising the HBSC Ireland data 2014. Unpublished MA thesis, Department of Health Promotion, NUI Galway.

2017

Kenny, U. (2017). Peer influences on body image and body change behaviour among adolescents in Ireland. PhD thesis, Discipline of Health Promotion, National University of Ireland, Galway (https://aran.library.nuigalway.ie/handle/10379/6774).

2016

Gissane, A. (2016). Physical activity among school-aged children: Secondary data analysis of the HBSC 2014 study. Unpublished MA thesis, Discipline of Health Promotion, National University of Ireland, Galway.

Harrington, A. (2016). The association between family and peer factors and adolescent self-confidence: Secondary data analysis of Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC), 2014 study. Unpublished MA thesis, Discipline of Health Promotion, National University of Ireland, Galway.

2015

Kazim, H. (2015). Trends in sugar sweetened beverages among Irish adolescents. Unpublished MA thesis, Discipline of Health Promotion, National University of Ireland, Galway.

Ní Fhátharta, C. (2015). Family structure, family relationship and substance use among Irish adolescents aged 15-17 years: Secondary data analysis of the HBSC 2014 study. Unpublished MA thesis, Discipline of Health Promotion, National University of Ireland, Galway.

2014

Kelly, R. (2014). Alcohol use in adolescents: Secondary data analysis of the HBSC 2010 study. Unpublished MA thesis, Discipline of Health Promotion, National University of Ireland, Galway.

Molloy, A. (2014). Piloting child-developed questionnaire items for the Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) study. Unpublished MA thesis, Discipline of Health Promotion, National University of Ireland, Galway.

2013

Cassidy, R. (2013). Risk behaviour and perceptions of health: Secondary data analysis of HBSC 2010 data. Unpublished MA thesis, Discipline of Health Promotion, National University of Ireland, Galway.

2010

O'Brien, S. (2010). Patterns of leisure activity among young people: A health promotion perspective. Unpublished MA thesis, Discipline of Health Promotion, National University of Ireland, Galway.

2008

Fitzpatrick, C. (2008). Food insecurity and family characteristics in adolescents in County Galway. Unpublished MA thesis, Department of Health Promotion, National University of Ireland, Galway.

Taylor, B. (2008). The impact of dietary intake on well-being and quality of life in Irish adolescents aged 15-17. Unpublished MA thesis, Department of Health Promotion, National University of Ireland, Galway.

2007

Gavin, A. (2007). The determinants of substance use among Irish adolescents aged 15-17. Unpublished MA thesis, Department of Health Promotion, National University of Ireland, Galway.

Boyle, C. (2007). Social capital among travellers, immigrants and settled Irish children. Unpublished MA thesis, Department of Health Promotion, National University of Ireland, Galway.

O'Brien, A. (2007). The relationship between body image, dieting and physical activity with self-reported health, happiness and life satisfaction among Irish school children. Unpublished MA thesis, Department of Health Promotion, National University of Ireland, Galway.

2006

Davin, V. (2006). Family factors in food behaviour. Unpublished MA thesis, Department of Health Promotion, National University of Ireland, Galway.

2004

Corrigan, H. (2004). Physical activity in the Republic of Ireland. Unpublished MA thesis, Department of Health Promotion, National University of Ireland, Galway.

2003

Murrin, L. (2003). Implications of obesity for Irish adolescents. Unpublished MA thesis, Department of Health Promotion, National University of Ireland, Galway. Galway.

2002

Glynn, M. (2002). Predictors of positive health in school-aged children. Unpublished MA thesis, Department of Health Promotion, National University of Ireland, Galway.

2001

Nugent, O. (2001). Sexuality and attitudes: Teacher’s attitudes towards the HBSC survey. Unpublished MA thesis, Department of Health Promotion, National University of Ireland, Galway.

Corey, G. (2001). Social capital among rural youth. Unpublished MA thesis, Department of Health Promotion, National University of Ireland, Galway.

2000

Hession, M. (2000). Teenage sexuality: A feasibility study of measuring sexual behaviour among Irish 13 and 15 year olds. Unpublished MA thesis, Department of Health Promotion, National University of Ireland, Galway.

1996

Carney, O. (1996). An evaluation of the primary schools involved in the Irish Network of Health Promoting Schools. Unpublished MA thesis. Department of Health Promotion, National University of Ireland, Galway.

Diamond, U. (1996). An evaluation of the Irish Networking of Health Promoting Schools: post-primary schools. Unpublished MA thesis, Department of Health Promotion, National University of Ireland, Galway.

Nic Gabhainn, S. (1996). Evaluation of the school health education programmes of the North Western Health Board. Unpublished MA thesis, Department of Health Promotion, National University of Ireland, Galway.