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, University of Galway.

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

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Carlin, A., Connolly, S.,  Redpath, T., Belton, S., Coppinger, T.,  Cunningham, C., Donnelly, A., Dowd, K., Harrington, D., Murtagh, E., Ng, K., O'Brien, W., Rodriguez, L., Woods, C., McAvoy, H., & Murphy, M. (2024). Results from Ireland North and South’s 2022 report card on physical activity for children and adolescents. Journal of Exercise Science & Fitness, 22(1), 66-72. download

Charrier, L., Vieno, A., Canale, N., ter Bogt, T., Comoretto, R.I., Koumantakis, E., Lenzi, M., & Berchialla, P. (2024). Can we predict adolescent cannabis use? A Bayesian semi-parametric approach to project future trends. Addictive Behaviours, 154, 108009. DOI: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2024.108009

de Graff, H., Schouten, F., van Dorsselaer, S., Költő, A., Ball, J., Stevens, G.W.J.M, & de Looze, M. (2024). Trends and the gender gap in the reporting of sexual initation among 15-year-olds: A comparison of 33 European countries. The Journal of Sex Research, first published online 18 January 2024. DOI: 10.1080/00224499.2023.2297906

Gallego, A. & López-Gill, J.F. (2024). The role of individual and contextual economic factors in obesity among adolescents: A cross-sectional study including 143 1600 participants from 41 countries. Journal of Global Health, 14, 04035. DOI: 10.7189/jogh.14.04035


Boer, M., Cosma, A., Twenge, J.M., Inchley, J., Jeriček Klanšček, H., & Stevens, G.W.J.M. (2023). National-level schoolwork pressure, family structure, internet use, and obesity complaints as drivers of time trends in adolescent psychological complaints between 2002 and 2018. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 52, 2061-2077 DOI: 0.1007/s10964-023-01800-y

Chatelan, A., Rouche, M., Kelly, C., Fismen, A.S., Pedroni, C., Desbouys, L., & Castetbon, K. (2023). Tax on sugary drinks and trends in daily soda consumption by family affluence: an international repeated cross-sectional survey among European adolescents. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Available online 13 January 2023. download 

Doyle, A. & Houghton, F. (2023). Alcohol availability and accessibility around schools in Ireland: an examination of liquor licences proximity. Letter to the Editor. Irish Journal of Medical Science. Published online 07 September 2023. DOI: 0.1007/s11845-023-03514-3 

Erdogan, Y., Hammami, N., & Elgar, F.J. (2023). Bullying, family support and life satisfaction in adolescents of single parent households in 42 countries. Child Indicators Research, 16, 739-753. DOI: 0.1007/s12187-022-09996-4

Evans, D.S., O’Farrell, A.,  Sheridan, A., & Kavanagh, P. (2023). Social Connectedness and Smoking among Adolescents in Ireland: An Analysis of the Health Behaviour in Schoolchildren Study. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 20(9), 5667. DOI: 10.3390/ijerph20095667

Geraets, A.F.J., Cosma, A., Fismen, A.S., Ojala, K., Pierannunzio, D., Kelly, C., Melkumova, M., Vassallo, C., Gudelj Rakic, J., & Heinz, A. (2023) Cross-national time trends in adolescent body weight perception and the explanatory role of overweight/obesity prevalence. Child and Adolescent Obesity, 6(1). DOI: 10.1080/2574254X.2023.2218148

Heinz, A., Költő, A., Taylor, A. B., & Chan, A. (2023). “Are You a Boy or a Girl?”—A Missing Response Analysis. Children10(10), 1695.

Houghton, F., Moran Stritch, J., Nwanze, L. (2023). An examination of Ireland’s sugar sweetened beverage tax (sugar tax) in practice. Journal of Public Health, 45(3), e551-e556. download

Hu, H.H., Song, J., & MacGregor, G.A. (2023). Consumption of soft drinks and overweight and obesity among adolescents in 107 countries and regions. JAMA Network Open, 6(7):e2325158. DOI: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2023.25158

Költő, A., Gavin, A., Vaughan, E., Molcho, M., Kelly, C., & Nic Gabhainn, S. (2022). Perceived discrimination among adolescents in Ireland. Health Education and Behaviour, 50(2), 193-198

Lazzeri, G., Ciardullo, S., Spinelli, A., Pierannunzio, D., Dzielska, A., Kelly, C., Thorsteinsson, E.B., Qirjako, G., Geraets, A., Ojala, K., Rouche, M., & Nardone, P. (2023). The correlation between adolescent daily breakfast consumption and socio-demographic: Trends in 23 European countries participating in the Health Behaviour in School-age Children study. Nutrients, 15(11), 2453. DOI: 10.3390/nu15112453

Lian, Q., Li, R., Elgar, F. J., & Su, Q. (2023). Early physical maturation and subjective health complaints in adolescent girls: a pooled cross-sectional analysis. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 77, 108-114. DOI: 10.1136/jech-2022-219547

Nicholas, C., Rouche, M., Dierckens, M., Kelly, C., Fismen, A.S., Nardone, P., Castetbon, K., & Chatelan, A. (2023). Sixteen-year trends in fruit consumption and related socioeconomic inequalities among adolescents in Western European countries. European Journal of Nutrition. Published online 16 August 2023. DOI: 10.1007/s00394-023-03199-5 download

Samdal, O., Budin-Ljøsne, I., Haug, E., Helland, T., Kjostarova-Unkovska, L., Bouillon, C., Bröer, C., Corell, M., Cosma, A., Currie, D., Eriksson, C., Felder-Puig, R., Gaspar, T., Hagquist, C., Harbron, J., Jåstad, A., Kelly, C., Knai, C., Kleszczewska, D., Kysnes, B.B., Lien, N., Luszczynska, A., Moerman, G., Moreno-Maldonado, C., NicGabhainn, S., Pudule, I., Rakic, J.G., Rito, A., Rønnestad, A.M., Ulstein, M., Rutter, H., & Klepp, K.I. (2023). Encouraging greater empowerment for adolescents in consent procedures in social science research and policy projects. Obesity Reviews. Published online 27 September 2023. DOI: 10.1111/obr.13636

Yehuda, M.B., Barak, S., Hutzler, Y., Ng, K., Giladi, A., Meir, L.B., Marques, A., Zigdon, A., Zwilling, M., Reges, O., Harel Fisch, Y., & Tesler, R. (2023). Cardiovascular risk profiles clusters among children and adolescents with disabilities. BMC Public Health, 23, 896. DOI: 10.1186/s12889-023-15796-4 download

Zsakai, A., Zselyke Ratz-Sulyok, F., Koronczai, B., Varro, P., Toth, E., Szarvas, S., Tauber, T., Karkus, Z., & Molnar, K. (2023). Risk and protective factors for health behaviour in adolescence in Europe. Scientific Reports, 13, 18638. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-023-45800-1


Biswas, T., Thomas, H. J., Scott, J. G., Munir, K., Baxter, J., Huda, M. M., … & Mamun, A. A. (2022). Variation in the prevalence of different forms of bullying victimisation among adolescents and their associations with family, peer and school connectedness: a population-based study in 40 lower and middle income to high-income countries (LMIC-HICs). Journal of Child & Adolescent Trauma, 15, 1029-1039. DOI: 10.1007/s40653-022-00451-8

Biswas, T., Townsend, N., Huda, M. M., Maravilla, J., Begum, T., Pervin, S., Ghosh, A., Mahumud, R.A., Islam, S., Anwar, N., Rifhat, R., Munir, K., Das Gupta, R., Renzaho, A.M.N., Khusun, H., Wiradnyani, L.A.A., Radel, T., Baxter, J., Rawal, L.B., McIntyre, D., & Mamun, A. (2022). Prevalence of multiple non-communicable diseases risk factors among adolescents in 140 countries: A population-based study. eClinicalMedicine, 52, 101591. DOI: 10.1016/j.eclinm.2022.101591

Charrier, L., Bersia, M., Vieno, A., Comoretto, R.I., Štelemėkas, M., Nardone, P., Baška, T., Dalmasso, P., & Berchialla, P. (2022). Forcasting frequent alcohol use among adolescents in HBSC countries: A Bayesian framework for making predictions. International Journal of Environmental and Public Health, 19, 2737. DOI: 10.3390/ijerph19052737 download

Chatelan, A., Lebacq, T., Rouche, M., Kelly, C., Fismen, A.S., Kalman, M., Dzielska, A., & Castetbon, K. (2022). Long-term trends in the consumption of sugary and diet soft drinks among adolescents: a cross-national survey in 21 European countires. European Journal of Nutrition.

Cosma, A., Elgar, F. J., de Looze, M., Canale, N., Lenzi, M., Inchley, J., & Vieno, A. (2022). Structural gender inequality and gender differences in adolescent substance use: a multilevel study from 45 countries. SSM-Population Health, 19, 101208. DOI: 10.1016/j.ssmph.2022.101208

Cosma, A., Költő, A., Chzhen, Y., Kleszczewska, D., Kalman, M., & Martin, G. (2022). Measurement Invariance of the WHO-5 Well-Being Index: Evidence from 15 European Countries. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19(16), 9798. DOI: 10.3390/ijerph19169798

Daly, M. (2022). Cross‐national and longitudinal evidence for a rapid decline in life satisfaction in adolescence. Journal of Adolescence, 94(3), 422–434. DOI: 10.1002/jad.12037

de Looze, M.E., Henking, C., Torsheim, T., Currie, D.B., Weber, M., & Alemán-Díaz, A.Y. (2022). The association between MPOWER tobacco control policies and adolescent smoking across 36 countries: An ecological study over time (2006–2014). International Journal of Drug Policy, 109, 103871.

Dierckens, M., Richter, M., Moor, I., Elgar, F. J., Clays, E., Deforche, B., & De Clercq, B. (2022). Trends in material and non-material inequalities in adolescent health and health behaviours: A 12-year study in 23 European countries. Preventive Medicine, 107018. DOI: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2022.107018

Feng, B., Xu, K., & Zhou, P. Association between vigorous physical activity and life satisfaction in adolescents. Frontiers in Public Health, 10, 944620. DOI: 10.3389/fpubh.2022.944620

Fismen, A. S., Galler, M., Klepp, K. I., Chatelan, A., Residori, C., Ojala, K., Dzielska, A., Kelly, C., Melkumova, M., Milanović, S.M., Nardone, P., Štefanová, E., Flodgren, G., Bakke, T., Ercan, O., Samdal, O., & Helleve, A. (2022). Weight Status and Mental Well-Being Among Adolescents: The Mediating Role of Self-Perceived Body Weight. A Cross-National Survey. Journal of Adolescent Health, 71(2), 187-195. DOI: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2022.02.010

Fismen, A. S., Smith, O. R. F., Helleve, A., Haug, E., Chatelan, A., Kelly, C., Dzielska, A., Nardone, P., Melkumova, M., Ercan, O., Kopcakova, J., Lazzeri, G., Klepp, K.I., & Samdal, O. (2022). Cross-national variation in the association between family structure and overweight and obesity: Findings from the Health Behaviour in School-aged children (HBSC) study. SSM-Population Health, 19. 101127. DOI: 10.1016/j.ssmph.2022.101127

Hammani, N., Erdogan, Y., & Elgar, F.J. (2022). Socioeconomic position mediates the relationship between family social benefits and adolescent life satisfaction in 25 countries. Child Indicators Research download

Hammami, N., Gobina, I., Lukoševičiūtė, J., Kostičová, M., Lyyra, N., Gariepy, G., Šmigelskas, K., Baban, A., Malinowska-Cieślik, M., & Elgar, F. J. (2022). Socioeconomic inequalities in adolescent health complaints: A multilevel latent class analysis in 45 countries. Current Psychology, 1-12. DOI: 10.1007/s12144-022-03038-6

Heinz, A., Sischka, P.E., Catunda, C., Cosma, A., García-Moya, I., Lyyra, N., Kaman, A., Ravens-Sieberer, U., & Pickett, W. (2022). Item response theory and differential test functioning analysis of the HBSC-Symptom-Checklist across 46 countries. BMC Medical Research Methodology, 22, 253. download

Högberg, B., & Horn, D. (2022). National High-Stakes Testing, Gender, and School Stress in Europe: A Difference-in-Differences Analysis. European Sociological Review. 38(6), 975-987. DOI: 10.1093/esr/jcac009

Kazemikhasragh, A. (2022). An Empirical Analysis of Life Satisfaction in Adolescent Development in High- and Middle-income Countries. Journal of International Women's Studies, 23(5), 173-181. download

Khan A., Lee, E.-Y., & Horwood, S. (2022). Adolescent screen time: Associations with school stress and school satisfaction across 38 countries. European Journal of Paediatrics. DOI: 10.1007/s00431-022-04420-z download

Khan, A., Lee, E. Y., Janssen, I., & Tremblay, M. S. (2022). Associations of Passive and Active Screen Time With Psychosomatic Complaints of Adolescents. American Journal of Preventive Medicine.63(1), 24-32 DOI: 10.1016/j.amepre.2022.01.008

Khan, A., Moni, M. A., Khan, S. R., & Burton, N. W. (2022). Different types of screen time are associated with low life satisfaction in adolescents across 37 European and North American countries. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health, 14034948221082459. DOI: 10.1177/14034948221082459

Kim, S. S., Craig, W. M., King, N., Bilz, L., Cosma, A., Molcho, M., … & Pickett, W. (2022). Bullying, Mental Health, and the Moderating Role of Supportive Adults: A Cross-National Analysis of Adolescents in 45 Countries. International Journal of Public Health, 67, 1604264. DOI: 10.3389/ijph.2022.1604264

Lenzi, M. Elgar, F. Marino, C. Canale, N. Vieno, A. Berchialla, P. Stevens, G. Boniel-Nissim, M. van den Eijnden, R. & Nelli Lyyra (2022). Can an equal world reduce problematic social media use? Evidence from the Health Behavior in School-aged Children study in 43 countries. Information, Communication & Society. DOI: 10.1080/1369118X.2022.2109981

Lian, Q., Li, R., Flgar, F.J., & Su, Q. (2022). Early physical maturation and subjective health complaints in adolescent girls: a pooled cross-sectional analysis. Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health, 77(2), 108-114. DOI: 10.1136/jech-2022-219547

López-Gil, J. F., Mesas, A. E., Álvarez-Bueno, C., Pascual-Morena, C., Saz-Lara, A., & Cavero-Redondo, I. (2022). Association between Eating Habits and Perceived School Performance: A Cross-Sectional Study among 46,455 Adolescents from 42 Countries. Frontiers in Nutrition, 9, 797415. DOI: 10.3389/fnut.2022.797415

Lynch, S., McDonnell, T., Leahy, D., Gavin, B., and McNicholas, F. (2022). Prevalence of mental health disorders in children and adolescents in the Rupublic of Ireland: a systematic review. Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine. DOI: 10.1017/ipm.2022.46

Nwosu, E., Fismen, A-S. Helleve, A., Hongoro, C., Sewpaul, R., Reddy, P., Alaba, Olufunke, & Harbron, J. (2022). Trends in the prevalence of overweight and obesity among South African and European adolescents: a comparative outlook. BMC Public Health, 22, 2287. DOI: 10.1186/s12889-022-14724-2 

Pagnotta, V. F., King, N., Donnelly, P. D., Thompson, W., Walsh, S. D., Molcho, M., Ng, K., Malinowska-Cieslik, M., & Pickett, W. (2022). Access to medical care and its association with physical injury in adolescents: a cross-national analysis. Injury prevention, 29, 42-49. DOI: 10.1136/ip-2022-044701

Roman-Juan, R., Roy, R., Jensen, M.P., & Miró, J. (2022). The explanatory role of sedentary screen time and obesity in the increase of chronic back pain amongst European adolescents: The HBSC study 2002-2014. European Journal of Pain, 26, 1781–1789.  DOI: 10.1002/ejp.2003

Romanenko, E., Homer, J., Fismen, A-S., Rutter, H., & Lien, N. (2022). Assessing policies to reduce adolescent overweight and obesity: Insights from a system dynamics model using data from the Health Behaviour in School-Aged Children study. Obesity Reviews, 24(S1), e13519. DOI: 10.1111/obr.13519 

Schelleman-Offermans, K., Vieno, A., Stevens, G. W., & Kuntsche, E. (2022). Family affluence as a protective or risk factor for adolescent drunkenness in different countries and the role drinking motives play. Social Science & Medicine, 311, 115302. DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2022.115302

Schmengler, H., Peeters, M., Stevens, G. W., Kunst, A. E., Delaruelle, K., Dierckens, M., Charrier, L., Weinberg, D., Oldehinkel, A.J. & Vollebergh, W. A. (2022). Socioeconomic inequalities in adolescent health behaviours across 32 different countries–The role of country-level social mobility. Social Science & Medicine, 310, 115289. DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2022.115289

Schnettler, S., & Steinbach, A. Is adolescent risk behavior associated with cross-household family complexity? An analysis of post-separation families in 42 countries. Frontiers in Sociology, 7, 802590 DOI: 10.3389/fsoc.2022.802590

Sentenac, M., Santos, T., Augustine, L., Michelsen, S. I., Movsesyan, Y., Ng, K.,Malkowska-Szkutnik, A., & Godeau, E. (2022). Chronic health conditions and school experience in school-aged children in 19 European countries. European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 1-11. DOI: 10.1007/s00787-022-01987-8

Stevely, A., Vashishtha, R., Fairbrother, H., Fenton, L., Henney, M., Livingston, M., & Holmes, J. (2022). Are changes in attitudes towards school associated with declining youth drinking? A multi-level analysis of 37 countries. European Journal of Public Health, 32(3), 354-359. DOI: 10.1093/eurpub/ckac029

Winkelmann J, Gómez Rossi J, & van Ginneken E. (2022). Oral health care in Europe: Financing, access and provision. Health Systems in Transition, 2022; 24(2): pp. 1–169. download

Zaborskis A, Kavaliauskienė A, Eriksson C, Dimitrova E, Makari J. Family Structure through the Adolescent Eyes: A Comparative Study of Current Status and Time Trends over Three Decades of HBSC Study. Societies, 12(3):88. DOI: 10.3390/soc12030088

Zaborskis, A., Kavaliauskienė, A., Dimitrova, E., & Eriksson, C. (2022). Pathways of Adolescent Life Satisfaction Association with Family Support, Structure and Affluence: A Cross-National Comparative Analysis. Medicina, 58(7), 970. DOI: 10.3390/medicina58070970


Andersson, M.A., Garcia, M.A., & Glass, J. (2021). Work-family reconciliation and children’s well-being disparities across OECD countries. Social Forces, s0aa132, 1-27.  DOI:10.1093/sf/soaa132 download

Aubert, S., Brazo-Sayavera, J., González, S.A., Janssen, I., Manyanga, T., Oyeyemi, A.L., Picard, P., Sherar, L.B., Turner, E., & Tremblay, M.S. (2021). Global prevalence of physical activity for chilldren and adolescents; inconsistencies, research gaps, and recommendations: a narrative review. International Journal of behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 18, 81. download

Bi, S., Stevens, G. W., Maes, M., Boer, M., Delaruelle, K., Eriksson, C., Brooks, F.M., Tesler, R., van der Schuur, W.,  & Finkenauer, C. (2021). Perceived Social Support from Different Sources and Adolescent Life Satisfaction Across 42 Countries/Regions: The Moderating Role of National-Level Generalized Trust. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 1-26. DOI: 10.1007/s10964-021-01441-z

Boer, M., van den Eijnden, R.J.J.M., Finkenauer, C., Boniel-Nissim, M., Marino, C., Inchley, J., Cosma, A., Paakkari, L., & Stevens, G.W.J.M. (2021). Cross-national validation of the Social Media Disorder-scale: Findings from adolescents from 44 countries. Addiction. DOI: 10.1111/add.15709

Bowe, A.K., Doyle, F., Stanistreet, D., O'Connell, E., Durcan,M., Major, E., O'Donovan, D., & Kavanagh, P. (2021). E-cigarette-only and dual use among adolescents in Ireland: Emerging behaviours with different risk profiles. International Journal of Environmental Researrch and Public Health, 18(1), DOI: 10.3390/ijerph18010332

Delaruelle, K., Walsh, S. D., Dierckens, M., Deforche, B., Kern, M. R., Currie, C., Moreno Maldonado, C., Cosma, A., & Stevens, G. W. (2021). Mental health in adolescents with a migration background in 29 European countries: The buffering role of social capital. Journal of Youth and Adolescence50, 855-871. DOI: 10.1007/s10964-021-01423-1

Hogeberg, B. (2021). Educational stressors and secular trends in school stress and mental health problems in adolescents. Social Science and Medicine, 270, 113616. download

Jackson, D.B. & Vaughn, M.G. (2018). Diet quality and physical fighting among youth: a cross-national study. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 36(3-4) DOI:10.1177/0886260518754874

Khan, A., Lee, E. Y., Rosenbaum, S., Khan, S. R., & Tremblay, M. S. (2021). Dose-dependent and joint associations between screen time, physical activity, and mental wellbeing in adolescents: an international observational study. The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health, 10, 729-738. DOI: 10.1016/S2352-4642(21)00200-5

Költő, A., Gavin, A., Kelly, C., & Nic Gabhainn, S. (2021). Transport to school and mental well-being of schoolchildren in Ireland. International Journal of Public Health, 66, 583613. DOI: 10.3389/ijph.2021.583613 

Költő, A., Gavin, A., Vaughan, E., Kelly, C., Molcho, M., & Nic Gabhainn, S. (2021). Connected, respected, and contributing to their world: the case of sexual minority and non-minority young people in Ireland. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(3), 1118. DOI: 10.3390/ijerph18031118 download

Költő, A., Rodriguez, L., McAvoy, H., & Nic Gabhainn, S. (2021). Sunburn, sun safety and indoor tanning among schoolchildren in Ireland. International Journal of Public Health, 66, 1604045. DOI: 10.3389/ijph.2021.1604045 download

Leal-López, E., Sánchez-Queija, I., Vieno, A., Currie, D., Torsheim, T., Pavlova, D., Moreno-Maldonado, C., De Clercq, B., Kalman, M. & Inchley, J. (2021). Cross-national time trends in adolescent alcohol use from 2002 to 2014. European Journal of Public Health. DOI: 10.1093/eurpub/ckab024

Marconcin, P., Matos, M. G., Ihle, A., Ferrari, G., Gouveia, É. R., López-Flores, M., Peralta, M., & Marques, A. (2021). Trends of healthy lifestyles among adolescents: An analysis of more than half a million participants from 32 countries between 2006 and 2014. Frontiers in Pediatrics, 9, 388. DOI: 10.3389/fped.2021.645074

Mazur, J., Klanšcek, H. J., Augustine, L., Porwit, K., Sigmund, E., & Šmigelskas, K. (2021). Trends in multiple health complaints in Polish adolescents in light of data from 30 European countries and Canada (2002-2018). Journal of Mother and Child, 25(1), 25-34. DOI: 10.34763/jmotherandchild.20212501.d-21-00011

Meyer, S., Weidmann, R., & Grob, A. (2021). The mirror's curse: Weight perceptions mediate the link between physical activity and life satisfaction among 727,865 teens in 44 countries. Journal of Sport and Health Science, 10(1), 48-54. DOI: 10.1016/j.jshs.2020.01.002

Molcho, M., Gavin, A., & Goodwin, D. (2021). Levels of physical activity and mental health in adolescents in Ireland. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18, 1713. DOI: 10.3390/ijerph18041713 download

Nic Gabhainn, S., Gavin, A., Kelly, C., & Hanafin, S. (2021). Long-term research impact: the case of adolescents having 'good places to spend free time' in Ireland. European Journal of Public Health, 31(supplement 3), 486. DOI: 10.1093/eurpub/ckab165.388 download

Roy, R., Galán, S., Sánchez-Rodríguez, E., Racine, M., Solé, E., Jensen, M. P., & Miró, J. (2021). Cross-national trends of chronic back pain in adolescents: results from the HBSC study, 2001-2014. The Journal of Pain. DOI: 10.1016/j.jpain.2021.07.002

Smith, P. K., López-Castro, L., Robinson, S., & Görzig, A. (2019). Consistency of gender differences in bullying in cross-cultural surveys. Aggression and Violent Behavior, 45, 33-40. DOI: 10.1016/j.avb.2018.04.006

Vashishtha, R., Pennay, A., Dietze, P., Barientos Marzan, M., Room, R., & Livingston. (2021). Trends in adolescent drinking across 39 high-income countries: exploring the timing and magnitude of decline. European Journal of Public Health, 31(2), 424-431. DOI: 10.1093/eurpub/ckaa193

Weinberg, D., Stevens, G.W.J.M., Currie, C., Delaruelle, K., Dierckens, M., Lenzi, M., Main, G., & Finkenauer, C. (2021). Country-level meritocratic beliefs moderate the social gradient in adolescent mental health: A multilevel study in 30 European countries. Journal of Adolescent Health, 68(3), 548-557. DOI: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2020.06.031

Zaborskis, A., Kavaliauskiene, A., Eriksson, C., Kelmera, E., Dimitrova, E., Melkumova, M., & Husarova, D. (2021). Family Support as Smoking Prevention during Transition from Early to Late Adolescence: A Study in 42 Countries. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(23), 12739. DOI: 10.3390/ijerph182312739 


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

Currie, C. & Morgan, A. (2020). A bio-ecological framing of evidence on the determinants of adolescent mental health – A scoping review of the international Health Behaviour in School-Aged Children (HBSC) study 1983-2020. SSM – Population Health, 12, 100697. DOI: 10.1016/j.ssmph.2020.100697

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, 37, 100858. DOI: 10.1016/j.ehb.2020.100858

Fumarco. L. & Schultze. G. (2020). Does relative age make Jack a dull student? Evidence from students’ schoolwork and playtime. Education Economics, 28(6), 647-670. DOI: 10.1080/09645292.2020.1832200

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 

Kern, M.R., Heinz, A., Stevens, G.W.J.M., Walsh. S.D., & Willems, H. (2020). “What's a normal weight?” – Origin and receiving country influences on weight-status assessment among 1.5 and 2nd generation immigrant adolescents in Europe. Social Science & Medicine, 264, 113306. DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2020.113306

Kleszczewska, D., Mazur, J., Buksch, J., Dzielska, A., Brindley, C., & Michalska, A. (2020). Active transport to school may reduce psychosomatic symptoms in school-aged children: data from nine countries. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17(23), 8709. DOI: 10.3390/ijerph17238709

Kokko, S., Martin, L., Geidne, S., Van Hoye, A., Lane, A., Meganck, J., Scheerder, J., Seghers, J., Villberg, J., Kudlacek, M., Badura, P., Mononen, K., Blomqvist, M., De Clercq, B., & Koski, P. (2019). Does sports club participation contribute to physical activity among children and adolescents? A comparison across six European countries. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health, 47, 851-858. DOI: 10.1177/1403494818786110

Leal-Lopez, E., Moreno-Maldonaldo, C., Inchley, J., Deforche, B., Van Havere, T., Van Damme, J., Buijs, T., Sánchez-Queija, I., Currie, D., Vieno, A., & De Clercq, B. (2020). Association of alcohol control policies with adolescent alcohol consumption and with social inequality in adolescent alcohol consumption: A multilevel study in 33 countries and regions. International Journal of Drug Policy, 84, 102854. DOI: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2020.102854

Li, Q., Lou, Y., Hao, Z., Smith, B., Gou, Y., & Tyrone, C. (2020). Risk factors of cyberbullying perpetration among school-aged children across 41 countries: a perspective of Routine Activity Theory.  International Journal of Bullying Prevention. Published online 27 June 2020. DOI: 10.1007/s42380-020-00071-6

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., Bordado, J., Tesler, R., Demetriou, Y., Sturm, D.J., & Gaspar de Matos, M. (2020). A composite measure of healthy lifestyle: A study from 38 countries and regions from Europe and North America, from the Health Behavior in School‐Aged Children survey. American Journal of Human Biology, 32(6), e23419. DOI: 10.1002/ajhb.23419

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, 17, 3145. DOI: 10.3390/ijerph17093145

Ng, K.W., Sudeck, G., Marques, A.,  Borraccino, A., Boberova, Z.,  Vasickova, J., Tesler, R.,  Kokko, S., & Samdal, O. (2020). Associations between physical activity and perceived school performance of young adolescents in Health Behavior in School-Aged Children countries. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 17(7), 698-708. DOI: 10.1123/jpah.2019-0522

Sedlar, N., Sprah, L., Rosker, S., Jericek Klanscek, H., & Dernovsek, M. (2020). Risk factors for suicidal behaviour in adolescents from European countries with different suicidal rates: The possible role of cross-cultural differences. European Psychiarty, 26(S2), 1613-1613. DOI: 10.1016/S0924-9338(11)73317-X  

Steinbach, A., Augustijn, L., & Corkadi, G. (2020). Joint physical custody and adolescents’ life satisfaction in 37 North American and European countries. Family Process. Published online 15 April 2020. DOI: 10.1111/famp.12536

Stevens G.W.J.M., Boera M., Titzmann, P.F., Cosma, A., & Walsh, S.D. (2020). Immigration status and bullying victimization: Associations across national and school contexts. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 66, 101075. DOI: 10.1016/j.appdev.2019.101075

Vashishtha, R., Pennay, A., Dietze, P., Barrientos Marzan, M., Room, R., & Livingston, M. (2020). Trends in adolescent drinking across 39 high-income countries: Exploring the timing and magnitude of decline. European Journal of Public Health. Published online 14 November 2020. DOI: 10.1093/eurpub/ckaa193

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

Weinberg, D., Stevens G.W.J.M., Currie, C., Delaruelle, K., Dierckens, M.,  Lenzi, M., Main, G., & Finkenauer, C. (2020). Country-level meritocratic beliefs moderate the social gradient in adolescent mental health: A multilevel study in 30 European countries. Journal of Adolescent Health. Published online 24 July 2020. DOI: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2020.06.031

Zaborskis, A., Grincaite, M., Kavaliauskiene, A., & Tesler, R. (2020). Family structure and affluence in adolescent eating behaviour: a cross-national study in forty-one countries. Public Health Nutrition. Published online 27 October 2020. DOI: 10.1017/S1368980020003584


Callaghan, M., Kelly, C., & Molcho, M. (2019). Bullying and bystander behaviour and health outcomes among adolescents in Ireland. Journal of Epidemiology & 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. DOI: 10.1363/psrh.12090

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, 173(7), e191181DOI: 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, 45(5), 694-701. 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(2), 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, 4(1), 23-35.   DOI: 10.1016/S2352-4642(19)30323-2

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, 40(4), 537-565. DOI: 10.1177/0272431619858413

Hernández-Quevedo, C., Gauci, C., & Rechel, B. (2019). Childhood obesity in Europe and policies to address it. Eurohealth International, 25(1), 7-10. download

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

Marques, A., Demetriou, Y., Tesler, R., Gouveia, E.R., Peralta, M., & Gaspar de Matos, M. (2019). Healthy lifestyle in children and adolescents and its association with subjective health complaints: Findings from 37 countries and regions from the HBSC study. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 201916(18), 3292. DOI: 10.3390/ijerph16183292

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.  DOI: 10.1186/s12978-019-0822-6

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, 66, 101075. 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. 19, 680. 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 industrialised 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 initiation among adolescents. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 15(9), 185. 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' inequality in adolescent physical activity and nutrition: HBSC study 2002-2014. 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. 41(3), 447-455download

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, 64(4), 487-498. 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

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 

Marques, A., Loureiro, N., Avelar-Rosa, B., Naia, A., & Gaspar de Matos, M. (2018). Adolescents' healthy lifestyle. Journal de Pediatria, 96(2), 217-224.  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 of 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 explaining international variation in child subjective well-being. Social Indicators Research, 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 

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

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

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: An 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

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, 9982, 2088–2095. 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 School-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 

Daniels, N., Burke, L., O’Donnell, A., McGovern, O., Kelly, C., D’Eath, M. & Nic Gabhainn, S. (2014). Expanding the role of young people in research: towards a better understanding of their lives. Public Health and Governance, 12(1). download

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 

de Looze, M., ter Bogt, T.F., Raaijmakers, Q.A., Pickett, W., Kuntsche, E., & Vollebergh. W,A. (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 

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, 68, 912-921. 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, 24(6), 961-967. 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 

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 


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

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

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

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 

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), 102-104.  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 

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 


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 

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  

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 

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., & 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 

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 

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 

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 


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

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 

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  

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  

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 

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 


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 

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  

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 

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 

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 


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 

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

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 

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 

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 

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 Community Psychology, 44(1-2), 148-60. download 

Due, P., Damsgaard, M.T., Rasmussen, M., Holstein, B.E., Wardle, J., Merlo, J., Currie, C., Ahluwalia, N., Sørensen, T.I.A., Lynch, J., & 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   

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  

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 

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

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 

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 

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 

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 

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 

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 

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 

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 

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 

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 

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  

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 

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 

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  

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 

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 


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

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 

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 

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 

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  


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 

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

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

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 

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 

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

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 

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 

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 

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 

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 

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 

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 

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 

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

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 

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

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 

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 

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  

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 

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  

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  

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 

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 

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 

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  

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 

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 

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


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 

Lissau, I., Overpeck, M., Ruan, W.J., Due, P., Holstein, B.J., Hediger, M.L., & 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 

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 

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 

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  


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

Nic Gabhainn, S. & Mullan, E. (2003). Self-esteem norms for Irish young people. Psychological Reports92(3), 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 


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 

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 


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

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 


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