The Growing Up in Australia Snapshot Series is made up of brief and accessible summaries of policy-relevant research findings from Growing Up in Australia: The Longitudinal Study of Australian Children (LSAC).
Karlee O’Donnell, Pilar Rioseco, Amanda Vittiglia, Bosco Rowland and Lisa Mundy
Snapshot — October 2023
This snapshot examines risk and protective factors for intimate partner violence victimisation among Australian adolescents. This helps policy makers and service providers to identify populations that could be at increased risk, so that protective factors can be strengthened.
Clement Wong, Brendan Quinn, Bosco Rowland and Lisa Mundy
Snapshot — August 2023
This snapshot compares the education and employment status of adolescents from the K cohort against their parents’ welfare receipt data from July 2002 to June 2017. It examines the association between parents receiving welfare and their children not being in education, employment or training at ages 18 and 19.
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Bosco Rowland and Tracy Evans-Whipp
Snapshot — May 2023
This snapshot examines what effect, over time, the cultivation and/or promotion of informal and formal prosocial behaviours has on poor mental health
Media release: Teens volunteering protects against poor mental health
Tracy Evans-Whipp and Jennifer Prattley
Snapshot — January 2023
This snapshot reports on experiences of young adults during the COVID period and the difficulties they faced.
Dr Kei Sakata and Dr Rebecca Jenkinson
Snapshot — October 2022
This snapshot examines the link between playing video games during adolescence and gambling as a young adult.
Tracy Evans-Whipp, Neha Swami, Jennifer Prattley
Snapshot — December 2021
This snapshot examines the working lives and employment histories of young Australians in their secondary school years.
Pilar Rioseco and Suzanne Vassallo
Snapshot — November 2021
This snapshot explores how online communication affects adolescents’ lives and the association between online behaviours and mental health outcomes.
Sonia Terhaag and Pilar Rioseco
Snapshot — September 2021
This snapshot explores the prevalence of non-suicidal self-injury thoughts and behaviours in Australian adolescents between 14 and 17 years.
Media release: Around one in three adolescents have considered self-injury.
Tracy Evans-Whipp and Suzanne Vassallo
Snapshot — September 2021
This snapshot looks at 16-17 year olds' experiences of injury and identifies the factors that might increase the risk of injury at different ages.
Snapshot — August 2021
This snapshot explores how many Australian teens had permission to drink at home and their experience of certain alcohol-related harms.
Snapshot — March 2021
This snapshot reports the experiences of various types of perceived discrimination among Australian teenagers in the secondary school years.
Media release: One in three Australian teens report experiencing discrimination.