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1 RANNSÓKNIR & GREINING - ICSRA The Nordic Youth Research Sponsored by the Nordic Council of Ministers / NORDBUK Promoted by the Icelandic Ministry of Education, Science and Culture Data collection coordinated by ICSRA Åland-Denmark-Faroe Islands-Finland-Greenland-Iceland-Norway-Sweden

2 RANNSÓKNIR & GREINING - ICSRA Structure of the presentation Study background Principal investgators (PIs) and questionnaire development Sample, participants and data collection procedures Selected comparative findings 1.Language and Culture 2.Education 3.Information Technology 4.Gender equality 5.Leisure time 6.Substance use 7.Mental Health Final remarks and future use

3 RANNSÓKNIR & GREINING - ICSRA The initial report Published electronically only Is 143 pages with 94 figures and 67 tables, with all study questions crosstabulated in an Appendix (510 tables) Shows comparative descriptive results between all eight countries

4 RANNSÓKNIR & GREINING - ICSRA Study background Idea from the Icelandic Ministry of Education, Science and Culture during the precidency in the Nordic Council of Ministers 2009 Dedicated ministerial support since 1992 Supported by The Nordic Council of Ministers and the Ministry Research coordination by ICSRA

5 RANNSÓKNIR & GREINING - ICSRA ICSRA background A governmental Youth Research Institution from 1992 focusing on education and upbringing of youth ICSRA established 1998 with a broad focus on all aspects of youth research Comparable Youth Research in 15 European countries.

6 RANNSÓKNIR & GREINING - ICSRA Youth Research in Iceland Population research / yearly / 10 to 20yr. Reports: 80% of nation / municipalities Close community information within 3 months of data collection School reports: 2/3rd of schools

7 RANNSÓKNIR & GREINING - ICSRA Principal investigators and institutions ÅlandSarah Stephan, Ålands fredsinstitut DenmarkNoemi Katznelson, Center for Youth Research, Danish School of Education, Aarhus University Faroe IslandsFirouz Gaini, University of the Faroe Islands FinlandSami Myllyniemi, Finnish Youth Research Network GreenlandPia Vedel Ankerson, University of Nuuk and Centre for Public Health IcelandInga Dora Sigfusdottir, ICSRA NorwayTormod Øia, NOVA SwedenCurt Hagquist, Karlstad University

8 RANNSÓKNIR & GREINING - ICSRA Questionnare development All partners contributed to the questionnaire Indicators Final questionnaire: 100 questions and around 500 variables in 32 pages Same in all countries except Sweden

9 RANNSÓKNIR & GREINING - ICSRA Indicators Health status indicators, anxiety, depressive symptoms, physical health status, lifestyle and leisure time activities, local community networks, negative life events and strain, parents and family, religion, environmental issues, peer group economic and psychological issues, studies and school, substance use, values and attitudes, violence and delinquency and more.

10 RANNSÓKNIR & GREINING - ICSRA Data collection Class based school survey; data collection took place during late fall of 2009 until February 2010 Representative of year old junior college population in all the Nordic countries Teachers and/or other school personell assisted with the distribution and recollection of questionnaires Response rate ranges from 70% to 90%, with exception of Greenland where it was about 30%

11 RANNSÓKNIR & GREINING - ICSRA Participants Icelandic Centre for Social Research and Analysis

12 RANNSÓKNIR & GREINING - ICSRA Average age (yrs) of participants within country Åland17,4 Denmark17,3 Faroe Islands18,6 Finland17,0 Greenland18,5 Iceland17,5 Norway17,2 Sweden17,1

13 RANNSÓKNIR & GREINING - ICSRA Average age, percentage

14 RANNSÓKNIR & GREINING - ICSRA Published already The Nordic Youth Research Appendix – all answers Summary from workgroups Those interested in data contact ICSRA

15 RANNSÓKNIR & GREINING - ICSRA Some selected results...

16 RANNSÓKNIR & GREINING - ICSRA Language and culture

17 RANNSÓKNIR & GREINING - ICSRA Are you interested in improving your knowledge about other Nordic countries, their culture and history? (Yes)

18 RANNSÓKNIR & GREINING - ICSRA Are you interested in learning other Nordic languages other than your first/native language? Danish.

19 RANNSÓKNIR & GREINING - ICSRA How do you like living in your neighborhood?

20 RANNSÓKNIR & GREINING - ICSRA Imagine that you had a child now. Would you like your child to grow up in the neighborhood that you live in?

21 RANNSÓKNIR & GREINING - ICSRA Institutional trust: How much do you trust the educational system (quite a lot or a great deal)

22 RANNSÓKNIR & GREINING - ICSRA Institutional trust: How much do you trust the social security system (quite a lot or a great deal)

23 RANNSÓKNIR & GREINING - ICSRA Institutional trust: How much do you trust the Parliament (quite a lot or a great deal)

24 RANNSÓKNIR & GREINING - ICSRA Education

25 RANNSÓKNIR & GREINING - ICSRA How much does dyslexia affect your academic performance?

26 RANNSÓKNIR & GREINING - ICSRA How much does slow reading ability affect your academic performance?

27 RANNSÓKNIR & GREINING - ICSRA How much do other reading difficulties affect your academic performance?

28 RANNSÓKNIR & GREINING - ICSRA After this level of education: Enroll in a university in my country, - very or rather likely, by gender

29 RANNSÓKNIR & GREINING - ICSRA After this education: Enroll in a university abroad, - very or rather likely, by gender Icelandic Centre for Social Research and Analysis

30 RANNSÓKNIR & GREINING - ICSRA I find the school studies pointless, applies almost always to me / applies often to me Icelandic Centre for Social Research and Analysis

31 RANNSÓKNIR & GREINING - ICSRA I find the school studies pointless, applies almost always to me / applies often to me, by gender Icelandic Centre for Social Research and Analysis

32 RANNSÓKNIR & GREINING - ICSRA I am poorly prepared for classes, applies almost always to me / applies often to me, by gender Icelandic Centre for Social Research and Analysis

33 RANNSÓKNIR & GREINING - ICSRA I am bored with the studies, applies almost always to me / applies often to me, by gender Icelandic Centre for Social Research and Analysis

34 RANNSÓKNIR & GREINING - ICSRA I find the studies too easy, applies almost always to me / applies often to me, by gender Icelandic Centre for Social Research and Analysis

35 RANNSÓKNIR & GREINING - ICSRA I find the studies too difficult, applies almost always to me / applies often to me, by gender Icelandic Centre for Social Research and Analysis

36 RANNSÓKNIR & GREINING - ICSRA Information technology

37 RANNSÓKNIR & GREINING - ICSRA I have access to the Internet that I need in my everyday life - applies very well to me / applies rather well to me Icelandic Centre for Social Research and Analysis

38 RANNSÓKNIR & GREINING - ICSRA The Internet is an important part of my social life - applies very well to me / applies rather well to me Icelandic Centre for Social Research and Analysis

39 RANNSÓKNIR & GREINING - ICSRA Icelandic Centre for Social Research and Analysis How much time on average do you spend every day on the following? - Watch TV / DVD/ VCR / BLUE RAY

40 RANNSÓKNIR & GREINING - ICSRA Icelandic Centre for Social Research and Analysis How much time on average do you spend every day on playing computer games? 3 hours or more.

41 RANNSÓKNIR & GREINING - ICSRA How often do you do the following – Find information on the Internet for other family members Icelandic Centre for Social Research and Analysis 20%- 40%, every week

42 RANNSÓKNIR & GREINING - ICSRA Gender equality

43 RANNSÓKNIR & GREINING - ICSRA Women should stay at home and take care of the children when they are young - agree strongly / agree somewhat, by gender Icelandic Centre for Social Research and Analysis

44 RANNSÓKNIR & GREINING - ICSRA Men are better leaders than women - agree strongly / agree somewhat, by gender Icelandic Centre for Social Research and Analysis

45 RANNSÓKNIR & GREINING - ICSRA Women are better leaders than men- agree strongly / agree somewhat, by gender Icelandic Centre for Social Research and Analysis

46 RANNSÓKNIR & GREINING - ICSRA Women and men should have equal rights - agree strongly / agree somewhat, by gender

47 RANNSÓKNIR & GREINING - ICSRA Overall it is better when men, rather than women, make decisions - agree strongly / agree somewhat, by gender Icelandic Centre for Social Research and Analysis

48 RANNSÓKNIR & GREINING - ICSRA Women should not work outside the home - agree strongly / agree somewhat, by gender Icelandic Centre for Social Research and Analysis

49 RANNSÓKNIR & GREINING - ICSRA Leisure time

50 RANNSÓKNIR & GREINING - ICSRA Participation in sports/physical training outside compulsory classes in school: 4 times per week or more Icelandic Centre for Social Research and Analysis

51 RANNSÓKNIR & GREINING - ICSRA Participation in sports/physical training outside compulsory classes in school: Almost never Icelandic Centre for Social Research and Analysis

52 RANNSÓKNIR & GREINING - ICSRA Participation in sports in a sports club/team: 4 times per week or more Icelandic Centre for Social Research and Analysis

53 RANNSÓKNIR & GREINING - ICSRA Participation in sports in a sports club/team: Almost never Icelandic Centre for Social Research and Analysis

54 RANNSÓKNIR & GREINING - ICSRA How often do you physically wind yourself so you exhaust yourself or sweat: 4 times per week or more Icelandic Centre for Social Research and Analysis

55 RANNSÓKNIR & GREINING - ICSRA How often do you physically wind yourself so you exhaust yourself or sweat: Almost never Icelandic Centre for Social Research and Analysis

56 RANNSÓKNIR & GREINING - ICSRA How often do you take part in any organized recreational or extracurricular activity: 4 times per week or more Icelandic Centre for Social Research and Analysis

57 RANNSÓKNIR & GREINING - ICSRA How often do you take part in any organized recreational or extracurricular activity: Almost never Icelandic Centre for Social Research and Analysis

58 RANNSÓKNIR & GREINING - ICSRA Substance Use

59 RANNSÓKNIR & GREINING - ICSRA How much have you smoked, on average, during the last 30 days? – Daily smoking Icelandic Centre for Social Research and Analysis

60 RANNSÓKNIR & GREINING - ICSRA How much have you smoked, on average, during the last 30 days? – Daily smoking, by gender Icelandic Centre for Social Research and Analysis

61 RANNSÓKNIR & GREINING - ICSRA How often got drunk in the last 30 days Icelandic Centre for Social Research and Analysis

62 RANNSÓKNIR & GREINING - ICSRA How often got drunk in the last 30 days, by gender Icelandic Centre for Social Research and Analysis

63 RANNSÓKNIR & GREINING - ICSRA Alcohol debut

64 RANNSÓKNIR & GREINING - ICSRA How old when having the first whole drink of alcohol.

65 RANNSÓKNIR & GREINING - ICSRA Ever used of hashish or marijuana, by country Icelandic Centre for Social Research and Analysis

66 RANNSÓKNIR & GREINING - ICSRA Obtained alcohol: Yourself in a liquor store or supermarket (once or more often in your life) Icelandic Centre for Social Research and Analysis

67 RANNSÓKNIR & GREINING - ICSRA Obtained alcohol: Parents bought it for me, once or more often. Icelandic Centre for Social Research and Analysis

68 RANNSÓKNIR & GREINING - ICSRA Obtained alcohol: Someone else bought it for me, once or more. Icelandic Centre for Social Research and Analysis

69 RANNSÓKNIR & GREINING - ICSRA My parents have offered to give me alcohol Icelandic Centre for Social Research and Analysis

70 RANNSÓKNIR & GREINING - ICSRA Physical and mental health

71 RANNSÓKNIR & GREINING - ICSRA How well do the following statements apply to you? When I think about how I will look in the future, I am pleased – very or rather well Icelandic Centre for Social Research and Analysis

72 RANNSÓKNIR & GREINING - ICSRA How would you describe your physical health? Icelandic Centre for Social Research and Analysis

73 RANNSÓKNIR & GREINING - ICSRA How would you describe your mental health? Icelandic Centre for Social Research and Analysis

74 RANNSÓKNIR & GREINING - ICSRA How often during the last 30 days: Had sleeping difficulties (often or always) Icelandic Centre for Social Research and Analysis

75 RANNSÓKNIR & GREINING - ICSRA How often during the last week: I was easily annoyed or irritated (often or always) Icelandic Centre for Social Research and Analysis

76 RANNSÓKNIR & GREINING - ICSRA Final remarks Todays presentation is only a dip in the pool and food for much further thought The combined data presents a richness in opportunities for work and comparisons across the Nordic countries Hopefully, this initiative will strengthen and increase possibilities for further collaboration between policy makers and practitioners, as well as academics and future students

77 RANNSÓKNIR & GREINING - ICSRA Future use of the comparative data... Upon an agreement between the respective PIs the raw data will be opened for the scientific community as of January 1 st 2012 ICSRA will act as Data Coordination Centre Repeated in 2014 ?

78 RANNSÓKNIR & GREINING - ICSRA Takk fyrir Tack så mycket Kiitos Mange tak Takk fyri Qujanaq Tusen takk Åland-Denmark-Faroe Islands-Finland-Greenland-Iceland-Norway-Sweden

79 RANNSÓKNIR & GREINING - ICSRA The Nordic Youth Research Nordic Council of Ministers and NORDBUK Icelandic Ministry of Education, Science and Culture ICSRA Icelandic Centre for Social Reserach and Analysis Åland-Denmark-Faroe Islands-Finland-Greenland-Iceland-Norway-Sweden


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