Child to Adult Transition Study (CATS)

Research area: Population Health > Adolescent Health  | Status: Active

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We aim to improve our understanding of the many factors that influence young peoples' health and emotional wellbeing as they transition through their teenage years and beyond.

We have followed our participants since Grade 3 when they were 8-9 years of age. We catch up with them every year for a new 'wave' of data collection. 

 

We have followed our participants since Grade 3 when they were 8-9 years of age. We catch up with them every year for a new 'wave' of data collection. 

 

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The Child to Adult Transition Study (CATS) is a longitudinal study of children in Melbourne as they move from childhood, through adolescence, and into young adulthood. This is the first study to look at a population sample of children with this focus.

The focus of the study is on health and emotional development in the middle years of school; looking at the experiences of children and their families, the changing social context as they go through their schooling, consequences this may have on academic outcomes and their reactions to biological changes of puberty.

CATS aims to improve our understanding of the many influences on the health and emotional adjustment of children as they journey through adolescence to young adulthood. Information collected as part of this large study will help to identify when and how to promote the best health and emotional adjustment.

For more information on our study:

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