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Anders Bakken

Anders Bakken


Anders Bakken is senior researcher at the Section for Youth Research at Norwegian Social Research (NOVA), Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences. He has been carrying out research
regarding social inequality in school achievement and living conditions among young people in Norway. He is the director of the Ungdata-center.

Fields of study

Academic disciplines


Subject areas

Social inequalities   Youth   Educational outcome   School   Youth surveys Norway

Research groups

Research projects

  • Evaluation of "Sport for all in Oslo"

    In this research, NOVA at OsloMet, in collaboration with the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, evaluate the program «Sport for all in Oslo» from its inception in 2018 until 2024.

  • Inequality in Rural Youth – A Qualitative, Longitudinal Research Database

    The project aims to gain knowledge about being young in the most rural areas of Norway. Is growing up in rural areas different than growing up in more urban areas, and if so, how?

  • Participation in Sports among Norwegian Youth

    The aim of the research project is to gain new knowledge about the social position and status of sport participation among young people in Norway.

  • Stress among Youths

    In this project, we aim to gain knowledge about how and why youths experience stress and stressors.

  • Ungdata

    Ungdata is a cross-national data collection scheme, designed to conduct youth surveys at the municipal level in Norway. NOVA administers the national database which is used as a basis for many research projects.

  • Young People and Political Extremism

    NOVA has initiated a research project about political attitudes and engagement among Norwegian youth. Trust and mistrust in societal and political institutions among ordinary and radical youth is central to the study.

Scientific publications

Frøyland, Lars Roar; Bakken, Anders; von Soest, Tilmann (2020). Physical Fighting and Leisure Activities among Norwegian Adolescents—Investigating Co-occurring Changes from 2015 to 2018. Journal of Youth and Adolescence .

Pedersen, Willy; Bakken, Anders; von Soest, Tilmann (2019). Mer bruk av cannabis blant Oslo-ungdom: Hvem er i risikosonen?. Norsk sosiologisk tidsskrift . Vol. 3.

Strandbu, Åse; Bakken, Anders; Stefansen, Kari (2019). The continued importance of family sport culture for sport participation during the teenage years. 15 p. Sport, Education and Society .

Rogne, Adrian Farner; Pedersen, Willy; Bakken, Anders (2019). Immigration and the decline in adolescent binge drinking. Drug and Alcohol Dependence . Vol. 203.

Bakken, Anders; Wendelborg, Christian (2019). Mobbing og konflikter mellom jevnaldrende. Hvordan forstå resultatene fra elevundersøkelsen og ungdata?. Caspersen, Joakim; Wendelborg, Christian (Ed.). Skolen vår!. Kap 5. p. 104-122. Gyldendal Akademisk.

Bakken, Anders; Andersen, Patrick Lie; Frøyland, Lars Roar; Abebe, Dawit Shawel (2019). Rekkefølgeeffekter i spørreundersøkelser blant ungdom. Resultater fra et split-ballot-eksperiment. Norsk sosiologisk tidsskrift . Vol. 3.

Andersen, Patrick Lie; Bakken, Anders (2019). Social class differences in youths’ participation in organized sports: What are the mechanisms?. International Review for the Sociology of Sport . Vol. 54.

Strandbu, Åse; Bakken, Anders; Sletten, Mira Åboen (2019). Exploring the minority–majority gap in sport participation: different patterns for boys and girls?. Sport in Society . Vol. 22.

Bakken, Anders; Sletten, Mira Aaboen; Eriksen, Ingunn Marie (2018). Generasjon prestasjon? Ungdoms opplevelse av press og stress. Tidsskrift for ungdomsforskning .

Sandvik, Morten Renslo; Bakken, Anders; Loland, Sigmund (2018). Anabolic-androgenic steroid use and correlates in Norwegian adolescents. European Journal of Sport Science . Vol. 18.

These publications are obtained from Cristin. The list may be incomplete