Planet Youth

Planet Youth Survey: Galway, Mayo, Roscommon 2018

Study number (SN): 0071-00

CITATION

Western Regional Drug and Alcohol Task Force and the Department of Public Health, HSE West (2021), Planet Youth Survey: Galway, Mayo, Roscommon 2018 [dataset] Irish Social Science Data Archive. SN: 0071-00.
https://www.ucd.ie/issda/data/planetyouth/

 

ABOUT THE STUDY

The Planet Youth study administers a lifestyle questionnaire to 15–16-year-olds in the target community.

In this instance the target community was all of the post primary schools in Galway, Mayo and Roscommon.

Major topics covered in the questionnaire include substance use, peer factors, family factors, school experience, leisure activities, internet and screen use, self-reported physical and mental health, sleep, bullying.

The purpose of the study is to examine the risk and protective factors in the lives and social environment of young people and to generate the data that will inform the development of community-based interventions to address same.

Interventions developed are in the four domains of:

1. Parents and Family

2. School

3. Leisure time and local community

4. Peer group

Data creators
Emmet Major WRDATF 6 Galway Technology Park, Parkmore, Galway City, H91 W30F
Diarmuid O’Donovan Adjunct Professor School of Medicine, NUI Galway, H91 TK33

Data collectors
Emmet Major WRDATF 6 Galway Technology Park, Parkmore, Galway City, H91 W30F
Jón Sigfússon Icelandic Centre for Social Research and Analysis 1 Menntavegur Reykjavik 101 Iceland

The study was funded by the Western Region Drug and Alcohol Task Force (WRDATF), the HSE, TUSLA – Child and Family Agency, Mayo County Council, Galway County Council and Galway City Council.

MAIN TOPICS

Health and Wellbeing

  • substance use
  • mental health
  • physical activity
  • family and school experience
  • internet use
  • bullying and other behaviours

COVERAGE, UNIVERSE, METHODOLOGY

 

Population

The target group was 15-16-year-old students in their post Junior Certificate year in counties Galway, Mayo and Roscommon. All post-primary schools and Youthreach centres were included in the study.

Observation units

• Individuals

Temporal coverage

From 10/2018 to 10/2018

Time dimension

This cross-sectional study will be repeated in 2020 and 2022

Geographical coverage

Country: Ireland
Region: West
County: Galway, Mayo, Roscommon 

Methods of data collection

• PAPI (Paper and Pencil Interviewing)

Sampling procedures

Self-completion (distributed by post, email or other) 

Response rate

All students in their post Junior Certificate year in the 90 schools (79 mainstream post primaries, 11 Youthreach Centres) in the region were invited to participate.

A opt-out passive consent process was used, and each student and their parents received information about the survey through their schools.

5,729 students were recorded by the Department of education as having sat the junior certificate in Galway (3,418) Mayo (1,754) and Roscommon (557) in 2018.

A total of 6,002 students were identified by the schools as available to sit the survey.

30 students self-excluded from the survey across the region (20 by parents, 10 by self)

Approximately 82% of the school-identified cohort sat the survey. 18% of the identified students were unavailable on the scheduled day of the survey due to absenteeism or other commitments. An additional 2% or c120 questionnaires were excluded at the data verification process as invalid.

4,849 responses are included in the Planet Youth datasets.

 

DATA AND DOCUMENTATION: FILES’ DESCRIPTION

 

Data (available through ISSDA application process)

File name

File format/s

Contents of file

PlanetYouth2018_Galway_ISSDA

SPSS .sav

County Galway data 2815 records

PlanetYouth2018_Galway_ISSDA

Excel .xlxs

County Galway data 2815 records

PlanetYouth2018_Mayo_ISSDA

SPSS .sav

County Mayo data 1499 records

PlanetYouth2018_Mayo_ISSDA

Excel .xlsx

County Mayo data 1499 records

PlanetYouth2018_Roscommon_ISSDA

SPSS .sav

County Roscommon data 536 records

PlanetYouth2018_Roscommon_ISSDA

Excel .xlsx

County Roscommon data 536 records

PlanetYouth2018_GMR_ISSDA

SPSS .sav

GMR Regional data 4849 records

PlanetYouth2018_GMR_ISSDA

Excel .xlsx

GMR Regional data 4849 records

 

Documentation (available for download)

File name

File format/s

Contents of file

PlanetYouth2018_Codebook

Excel .xlxs

Codes and variables

Planet Youth Questionnaire English Ireland 2018

PDF

Planet Youth 2018 Questionnaire (English) 

Planet Youth Questionnaire Gaeilge Eire 2018

PDF

Planet Youth 2018 Questionnaire (Gaeilge) 

Survey Administration - Instructions for use in schools

PDF

Participant Instructions

 

LINKS

https://planetyouth.ie (Irish site includes county reports)

https://planetyouth.org (Icelandic international site) 

ACCESS INFORMATION

Accessing the data

To access the data, please complete a ISSDA Data Request Form for Research Purposes, sign it, and send it to ISSDA by email.

For teaching purposes, please complete the ISSDA Data Request Form for Teaching Purposes, and follow the procedures, as above. Teaching requests are approved on a once-off module/workshop basis. Subsequent occurrences of the module/workshop require a new teaching request form.

Data will be disseminated on receipt of a fully completed, signed form. Incomplete or unsigned forms will be returned to the data requester for completion.

Please note that any reference to signature and date in this document can be read as meaning the typed name and date where such an application is forwarded electronically.


Copyright

Joint copyright to the dataset belongs to the Western Regional Drug and Alcohol Task Force and the Department of Public Health, HSE West. The copyright to the 2018 Planet Youth Questionnaire belongs with ICSRA in Reykjavik University

Acknowledgements

Any work based in whole or part on resources provided by the ISSDA, should  acknowledge: “Planet Youth" and also ISSDA, in the following way: “Accessed via the Irish Social Science Data Archive - www.ucd.ie/issda”.

Citation requirement

The data and its creators shall be cited in all publications and presentations for which the data have been used. The bibliographic citation may be in the form suggested by the archive or in the form required by the publication.

Bibliographical citation

Western Regional Drug and Alcohol Task Force (WRDATF) and the Department of Public Health, HSE West. (2021). Planet Youth, 2018. [dataset]. Version 1. Irish Social Science Data Archive. SN: 0071-00
URL https://www.ucd.ie/issda/planetyouth

Notification

The user shall notify the Irish Social Science Data Archive of all publications where she or he has used the data.

 

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