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29 septembre 2022: Environ 6 % des élèves âgés de 11 à 18 ans utilisent les réseaux sociaux de façon problématique

Le rapport Problematische Nutzung sozialer Medien von Kindern und Jugendlichen im Schulalter in Luxembourg donne un aperçu de l’utilisation problématique des médias sociaux chez les jeunes au Luxembourg.

Selon ce rapport, environ 6 % des élèves âgés de 11 à 18 ans ont signalé au moins 6 des 9 signes considérés comme une utilisation problématique des médias sociaux.

D’après les signes décrits dans le rapport, nous constatons qu’environ 3 élèves sur 10 ont déjà essayé de réduire le temps passé sur les réseaux sociaux sans succès et qu’environ 2 élèves sur 10 pourraient régulièrement ne penser qu’au moment où ils pourront à nouveau utiliser les réseaux sociaux.

Même si cela peut paraître étonnant, les chiffres au Luxembourg sont en fait très proches de la moyenne européenne.

Plus d’informations peuvent être retrouvées dans le rapport et son infographique.

21 July 2022: we are hiring a Postdoc Researcher in Social Sciences (Belval – full time – fixed term contract 36 months extendable)

Become a member of the Luxembourg team of the “Health Behaviour in School-aged Children – HBSC” network. The HBSC network is an international cooperation of researchers that collaborate on the cross-national survey of school-aged children ( HBSC collects survey data every four years on adolescents’ health and well-being, social environments and health behaviours. The aim of the project is to understand young people’s health in their social context. The data collected is analysed both at the national level and at the international level.

The HBSC Luxembourg country team is situated at the Centre for Childhood and Youth Research (CCY) within the Department of Social Sciences. The CCY comprises a multidisciplinary research team that examines the conditions and opportunity structures of growing up against the backdrop of social change and inequalities. It maintains strong links to other institutes and relevant organizations within and beyond the department, both nationally and internationally.

Apply here: Job Portal – University of Luxembourg

12 April 2022: Article published

The Journal of Adolescent health published the paper Weight Status and Mental Well-Being Among Adolescents: The Mediating Role of Self-Perceived Body Weight.

10. März 2022: Vortrag auf der 9. GEBF-Tagung

Am 10. März haben Claire van Duin, Andreas Heinz und Helmut Willems ihre Ergebnisse zum Thema “Die Bedeutung der Schule für Gesundheit und Wohlbefinden von Schülerinnen und Schülern” vorgestellt, die auf der HBSC-Befragung 2018 basieren.

Februar 2022: Beginn der HBSC-Befragung

Die HBSC-Befragung 2022 wurde im Februar gestartet. Dazu wurden per Zufallsprinzip mehrere Hundert Schulklassen ausgewählt und die Schülerinnen und Schüler werden in der nächsten Zeit zur Teilnahme eingeladen.

12 November 2021: Article published

The International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health published our paper “Predictors of Problematic Social Media Use in a Nationally Representative Sample of Adolescents in Luxembourg”

21. Juli 2021: Beitrag zum OKaJu Summer Seminar

Andreas Heinz hat zentrale Ergebnisse der HBSC-Befragung 2018 anlässlich des OKaJu Summer Seminars “Children’s Rights in Luxembourg” vorgestellt.

27. April 2021: Vorstellung des HBSC-Berichts

Am 27. April haben Helmut Willems und Andreas Heinz die Ergebnisse des HBSC-Bericht 2018 online vorgestellt und Fragen zum Bericht beantwortet. Die Veranstaltung richtete sich an Lehrerinnen und Lehrer sowie andere Personen, die im Bildungsbereich arbeiten. Moderiert wurde die Veranstaltung von Nathalie Keipes. Wir danken allen Teilnehmern herzlich für ihr Interesse sowie allen Mitarbeitern, die zum Gelingen der Veranstaltung beigetragen haben.

19. April 2021: HBSC-Bericht 2018

Der Bericht zur luxemburgischen HBSC-Studie 2018 ist veröffentlicht worden. Er enthält detaillierte Ergebnisse der Befragung von 2018, an der mehr als 8 000 Schülerinnen und Schüler im Alter zwischen 11 und 18 Jahren in Luxemburg teilgenommen haben. Es handelt sich um die vierte Befragung dieser Art seit 2006. Somit können Tendenzen über längere Zeiträume und in vergleichender internationaler Perspektive präsentiert werden.

10. Februar 2021: Excellent Thesis Award für Dr. Matthias Robert Kern

Im Jahr 2021 hat die Universität Luxemburg zum ersten Mal die “Excellent Thesis Awards” verliehen. Das HBSC-Team Luxemburg ist stolz, dass die Doktorarbeit von Dr. Matthias Robert Kern zu den ausgewählen Arbeiten gehört. Mehr Information zum Preis und zur ausgezeichneten Arbeit von Dr. Kern ist auf der Seite zu finden.

4 février 2021 : Le RAPPORT NATIONAL DU CANCER au Grand-Duché de Luxembourg (2020) est disponible

A l’occasion de la Journée mondiale contre le cancer, l’Institut National du Cancer publie son Rapport National du Cancer 2020. Pour les enfants et les adolescents, il contient des données issues des études HBSC.

2 février 2021 : Présentation des conclusions de l’évaluation du premier Plan national de prévention du suicide au Luxembourg

L’évaluation du Plan national de prévention du suicide 2015-2019 du Luxembourg a été présentée aujourd’hui. Cette évaluation inclut également des données de l’étude HBSC sur les idées suicidaires chez les adolescents.

3-5 December 2020: Virtual Excellence in Pediatrics Conference (EIP)

The EIP programme included an adolescent medicine track which featured a number of HBSC members. Esther Ciria-Barreiro, Concepción Moreno-Maldonado, András Költő and Andreas Heinz presented papers at the HBSC-Symposium “Sex, gender and gender identity: reflections and discussions in the HBSC Network”, which was chaired by Jo Inchley. Claire van Duin presented her paper The influence of well-being, social support, media use and sociodemographic factors on problematic social media use among Luxembourgish adolescents.

10 November 2020: HBSC Autumn Meeting

At the HBSC Autumn Meeting, representatives of the 50 member countries presented the results of the 2018 survey and prepared the next survey round. Caroline Residori gave a presentation on “The health, well-being and life satisfaction of young people in Luxembourg before the COVID-19 pandemic and during deconfinement” and Andreas Heinz showed how difficult questions can be identified during data entry.

15 August 2020: Article published

Social Science & Medicine published our paper “What’s a normal weight?” – Origin and receiving country influences on weight-status assessment among 1.5 and 2nd generation immigrant adolescents in Europe

2 July 2020: Publication of two reports

HBSC Luxembourg published two reports.

Trends from 2006-2018 in Health, Health Behaviour, Health Outcomes and Social Context of Adolescents in Luxembourg This report shows how 30 health indicators developed in the four Luxembourg HBSC surveys conducted in 2006, 2010, 2014 and 2018. There were positive trends especially in the health behaviour of the pupils: they smoke less and drink less alcohol. They also report more frequently that they brush their teeth regularly, eat more fruit and fewer sweets and consume fewer soft drinks. From 2006-2018, however, there were also deteriorations. For example, more pupils feel stressed from school and rate the climate among classmates worse. In addition, there are more pupils who are overweight and exercise less and more pupils report having psychosomatic health complaints.

Suicidal Behaviour in Youth in Luxembourg – Findings from the HBSC 2014 Luxembourg Study Suicide is one of the leading causes of death among young people worldwide. In order to prevent suicides, early identification of groups at risk is needed. In the Luxembourgish HBSC study, data on suicidal behaviours among adolescents were collected in 2006, 2010 and 2014. These were used to identify suicide risk factors in order to prevent suicides.

20 May 2020: Journal of Adolescent Health – Special Issue

Today the special issue of the Journal of Adolescent Health on the 2017/18 HBSC study was published. Authors of the Luxembourg HBSC team contributed to three articles.

“Intersectionality and Adolescent Mental Well-being: A Cross-Nationally Comparative Analysis of the Interplay Between Immigration Background, Socioeconomic Status and Gender” Informed by an intersectional approach, the article deals with the interplay between immigration background, socio-economic status, and gender in shaping adolescent mental well-being. The first aim of the study was to assess whether membership in multiple disadvantaged social groups (for example being an immigrant girl with a low socio-economic status), in line with multiple jeopardy hypothesis, had an aggravated, rather than simply cumulative, negative effect on adolescent mental well-being. Cognizant of the importance of national level factors (such as income inequality, gender inequality and immigration and integration policies) in mitigating or exacerbating health inequalities, the second aim of the study was to assess whether these factors facilitated or hindered such an effect. Employing new and innovative methodology, and making use of the large and diverse sample offered by the 2017-18 HBSC data, the study could show that multiple jeopardy hypothesis can be maintained for less inclusive and equal countries but should be rejected for their more equal and inclusive counterparts.

“Patterns of Healt-Related Gender Inequalities – A Cluster Analysis of 45 Countries” The paper explores gender inequalities between 45 countries across 10 health indicators among 15 year-olds and whether those differences in health correlate with gender inequality in general. The cluster analysis reveals systematic gender inequalities, as the countries can be divided into seven distinct groups with similar gender inequality patterns. Luxembourg belongs to cluster 2, i.e. the health inequalities between boys and girls in Luxembourg correspond to the average of all countries. In other words, neither boys nor girls are particularly disadvantaged concerning specific health indicators. For eight of the 10 health indicators, there is a negative correlation with the Gender Inequality Index: the greater the gender equality in a country, the higher the odds that girls feel fat, have low support from families, have low life satisfaction, have multiple health complaints, smoke, drink alcohol, feel school pressure, and are overweight compared with boys. Four indicators show a divergence: the higher the gender equality in a country in general, the larger the differences between boys and girls regarding life satisfaction, school pressure, multiple health complaints, and feeling fat.

“Cross-National Time Trends in Adolescent Mental Well-Being From 2002 to 2018 and the Explanatory Role of Schoolwork Pressure” Previous research has shown inconsistent time trends in adolescent mental well-being, but potential underlying mechanisms for such trends are yet to be examined. This study investigates cross-national time trends in adolescent mental well-being (psychosomatic health complaints and life satisfaction) in mainly European countries and the extent to which time trends in schoolwork pressure explain these trends. A small linear increase over time in psychosomatic complaints and schoolwork pressure was found. No change in life satisfaction emerged. Furthermore, there was large cross-country variation in the prevalence of, and trends over time in, adolescent mental well-being and schoolwork pressure. Overall, declines in well-being and increases in schoolwork pressure were apparent in the higher income countries. Across countries, the small increase in schoolwork pressure over time partly explained the decline in psychosomatic health complaints.

The Special Issue can be found here.

19 May 2020: International HBSC Report published

WHO Regional Office for Europe published the recent International HBSC Report “Spotlight on adolescent health and well-being” with Volume 1 on key findings, Volume 2 on key data and a summary.

17 January 2020: Article published

The International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health published our paper School-Class Co-Ethnic and Immigrant Density and Current Smoking among Immigrant Adolescents.

15 January 2020: Methods Workshop

A methods workshop on surveying sensitive topics was held at the University of Luxembourg on 15 January. We are very grateful to the speakers Ársæll Már Arnarsson (University of Iceland), Alexander F. Schmidt (Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz), Ines Keygnaert (Ghent University), Alina Cosma (Utrecht University) and András Költő (NUI Galway)  and the guests from the Ministry of Education, Children and Youth and the Ministry of Health and our colleagues from the University who contributed to a very valuable exchange of thoughts.

20 – 23 November 2019: European Public Health Conference in Marseille

At the EPH conference, Claire van Duin will give a lecture Using data from the HBSC study for evidence-based suicide prevention in Luxembourg in the seminar “How can data on adolescents’ health behavior contribute to public health policies? Lessons from HBSC” chaired by Emmanuelle Godeau. Claire will also present a poster on Adolescent suicide behaviour profiles: comparing unplanned attempts, planned attempts and ideation.

6 – 8 November 2019: HBSC Autumn Meeting in Yerevan

Carolina Catunda took part in the Autumn Meeting in Yerevan, where she co-chaired the meeting of the Mental Health and Well-being Focus Group.

22. Oktober 2019: Journée Gesond iessen, méi beweegen

Am 22. Oktober fand in Walferdange die Konferenz “Gesond iessen, méi beweegen” statt. Im Rahmen dieser Konferenz hat das HBSC-Team die Ergebnisse der HBSC-Befragungen 2006-2018 zu den Themen Ernährung und Bewegung vorgestellt.

8 au 10 Octobre 2019: Journées Nationales de Prévention du Suicide

Dans le cadre de la Journée Mondiale de la Santé Mentale nous avons participé aux « Journées Nationales de Prévention du Suicide », avec une présentation aux Hôpitaux Robert Schuman. La présentation intitulé « Comportement suicidaire des adolescents au Luxembourg: tendances épidémiologiques et profils comportementaux » a eu de très bons retours ! Suite à la demande des participants, les slides présentés pourront être partagés (en format pdf). N’hésitez pas à nous contacter pour plus d’information sur le sujet.

3 – 7 September 2019: EHPS Conference in Dubrovnik

Last week Carolina attended the 33rd Annual Conference of the European Health Psychology Society (EHPS) that took place in Dubrovnik, Croatia.

On September 4th she presented a Poster entitled “Communication with father and mother differently impacts suicidal behavior”. The next day she was part of a Symposium entitled “Europe’s illicit drug use challenges: are health psychological, social and policy responses fit for purpose?”, where she presented “Trends in cannabis consumption among youth in Luxembourg” using HBSC data. The abstracts of the poster and the lecture can be found in the EHPS 2019 Book of Abstracts.

15 August 2019: Article on screening of suicidal ideation accepted

The Journal of Affective Disorders has accepted our paper Suicide Prevention: Using the Number of Health Complaints as an Indirect Alternative for Screening Suicidal Adolescents”.  

18. – 20. Juni 2019: HBSC Meeting in Reykjavík – Preis für besten Vortrag

Das HBSC-Team nimmt am HBSC Meeting in Reykjavík teil:

Matthias Robert Kern hat einen Vortrag gehalten zum Thema “What’s a normal weight?“ – Weight assessment standards in Origin- and Receiving Country and Immigrant Adolescents’ Weight-Status Self-Assessment.

Das Thema des Vortrags von Andreas Heinz war “Are you a boy or girl” – Who are the non-responders?”

Carolina Catunda wurde für ihren Vortrag “Is Life Satisfaction Contagious?” mit dem Preis für den besten Vortrag der Nachwuchsforscher ausgezeichnet.

5. Dezember 2018: Vortrag

Carolina Catunda communique sur le thème « Idéation suicidaire – Les tendances et les groupes à risque chez les adolescents au Luxembourg » à la 7ème Journée Santé Scolaire.

8. Oktober 2018: Neue Factsheets

Am 8. Oktober wurden die Factsheets N°12-17 veröffentlicht.

23. August 2018: Neue Factsheets

Am 23. August wurden die Factsheets N°5-11 veröffentlicht.

15. August 2018: Artikel zu Bullying und suizidalem Verhalten veröffentlicht

Am 15. August wurde der Artikel “The Association between Cyberbullying, School Bullying and Suicidality among Adolescents: Findings from a Cross-National Study on Health Behavior in School-aged Children (HBSC) in Israel, Lithuania and Luxembourg” in der Zeitschrift CRISIS veröffentlicht.

26. Juni 2018: Auszeichnung für besten Vortrag

Der Vortrag unserer wissenschaftlichen Mitarbeiterin Claire van Duin wurde Ende letzter Woche beim HBSC Network Meeting in Warschau als beste Präsentation ausgezeichnet. Der Titel des Vortrags lautete “Suicidal Ideation – Trends and risk groups in Luxembourg”.