School-aged children

Which CoHeReNt members are involved?
Andrea Madarasová Gecková (
Zuzana Dankulincová Veselská, Peter Kolarčik, Daniela Fiľakovská Bobáková, Lucia Bosáková, Daniela Husárová, Jaroslava Kopčáková, Jana Holubčíková, Laura Urbanová, Zuzana Boberová

What does the team do?
The team focuses on healthy development of youth. Research is oriented on health and health-related behaviour among school-aged children within their social context.

What methods does the team use?
The team uses predominantly questionnaire-based and school-based methodology within cross-sectional design with the addition of qualitative methodology as a part of measures validation. Currently we are planning to engage participative approach as a part of the youth engagement.

What are the team’s most remarkable projects?
Our team members, as a part of a Slovak national team, are involved in cross-national Health Behaviour in School-aged children (HBSC) study aimed not only to monitor health and health-related behavior of school-aged children in their social context, but also deepen the understanding of the mechanisms influencing differences and changes in health. With adolescents making about one sixth of the world’s population, HBSC uses its findings to inform policy and practice to improve the lives of millions of young people.

In addition to already ongoing HBSC study, our team prepared disHBSC study with aim to monitor health and quality of life in children with various types of sensory impairments, physical disabilities, or chronic diseases. Regarding this research topic, some of the team members are involved in the project which investigates psychosocial development and quality of life in children with health impairment, in particular diabetes mellitus type 1.

Related documents

HBSC national report 2013/2014

HBSC international report 2013/2014

HBSC 2013/2014 Infographic

HBSC 2013/2014 video

HBSC national report 2009/2010

HBSC international report 2009/2010

HBSC 2009/2010 Infographic

HBSC national report 2005/2006

HBSC international report 2005/2006