Youth Studies Australia was a peer-reviewed journal that for 32 years provided interdisciplinary, research-based information and analysis on issues affecting Australians from early adolescence to young adulthood. It ceased publication in December 2013 after funding was withdrawn in March 2013.
Click here to view the online version of Youth Studies Australia (June 2011 – December 2013)
The archive of Youth Studies Australia from 1987–2011 is available free of charge through the Australian Clearinghouse for Youth Studies website.
Results from a survey on people's attitudes towards discrimination has been published by beyond blue. The findings show that a significant number of young people hold negative perceptions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Original article
Commentary from the The Independent (UK) stresses that reports on young people need to be kept in perspective, as youth crime and teen pregnancy are both down, as well as smoking and drinking. Original article
Researchers from the University of Adelaide in Australia found that the presence of insomnia was independently linked with depression, generalized anxiety disorder and panic disorder among teens. Original article
This paper from the National Centre for Vocational Education Research uses data from the Longitudinal Survey of Australian Youth to explore whether individual circumstances may influence this relationship; for example, whether the combination of work and study or living status (living independently compared with living with parents) contributes to financial stress. Original article
The study was the first of its kind to use US survey data to break down the link between race and the mental health of LGB (which it calls "sexual minority") youth ages 13 to 18. Original article