Theresa Fleming

Journal article

Health and wellbeing of Māori secondary school students in New Zealand: trends between 2001, 2007 and 2012

This study reports on the contemporary health and wellbeing status of New Zealand high school students at specific timeframes over an 11‐year period. The health status of Māori secondary school students is compared to European students (the dominant ethnic group) to explore health disparities over...
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Downwards trends in adolescent risk‐taking behaviours in New Zealand: Exploring driving forces for change

This paper briefly outlines key findings and explores potential causal pathways for apparent positive secular trends in adolescent risk taking.
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Uneven progress in reducing exposure to violence at home for New Zealand adolescents 2001–2012: a nationally representative cross-sectional survey series

This article argues that in addition to strategies directly aimed at violence, policies are needed to address key predictors of violence exposure, such as social disparities, financial stress and alcohol use.

Problem substance use among New Zealand secondary schools students

This report explores the health issues and contexts of New Zealand secondary school students who use substances at very high levels. Young people who use substances more than their peers are likely to have high rates of absenteeism from school and may be early school...