This group is multi-disciplinary, comprising mostly sociologists, anthropologists and psychologists. Empirical research on adolescents is based on local and regional qualitative and quantitative studies, as well as national representative surveys. Main research topics are youth culture and leisure activities, school adjustment, transitions from school to employment, alcohol and drug use, delinquency and conduct problems, intergenerational relations and issues concerning ethnicity and the multi-cultural society.
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DigiGen – The Impact of Technological Transformations on the Digital Generation
DigiGen aims to develop knowledge about how children and young people use and are affected by the technological transformations in their everyday lives.
Inequality in Youth – A Qualitative, Longitudinal Research Database
Inequality in youth is a qualitative, longitudinal research database on youths in Norway, intended to be a parallel to the quantitative Ungdata surveys.
Democracy, Equality, Learning and Mobilisation for Future Citizens (DEMOCIT)
The aim of DEMOCIT is to partake in reducing a growing civic empowerment gap within Norwegian democracy.
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.
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.
Sexuality and Sexual Culture in Youth
The project will investigate how young people negotiate, experience and handle issues related to sexuality, sexual health and risk - in light of both contemporary youth culture, and other social and societal conditions.
UngVold 2023 – Trends in Exposure to Violence
In 2023, NOVA will collect new data for the survey UngVold, which maps Norwegian children and adolescents’ experience of violence and abuse during their upbringing.
- DigiGen – The Impact of Technological Transformations on the Digital Generation
- Frøyland, L.R.; Bakken, A.; von Soest, T. (2020). Physical Fighting and Leisure Activities among Norwegian Adolescents—Investigating Co-occurring Changes from 2015 to 2018 (link.springer.com). Journal of Youth and Adolescence
- Ødegård, G.; Fladmoe, A. (2020). Are immigrant youth more likely to be involved in voluntary organizations than their non-immigrant peers are to be engaged in politics? Survey evidence from Norway (journals.sage.com). Acta Sociologica.
- Strandbu, Å.; Bakken, A.; Stefansen, K. (2019). The continued importance of family sport culture for sport participation during the teenage years (tandfonline.com). Sport, Education and Society
- Heinskou, M.B.; Skilbrei, M-L. & Stefansen, K. (Eds.) (2019). Rape in the Nordic Countries: Continuity and Change (taylorfrancis.com). Routledge
- Hvinden, B.; O'Reilly, J.; Schoyen, M.A.; Hyggen, C. (Eds.) (2019). Negotiating Early Job Insecurity Well-being, Scarring and Resilience of European Youth (elgaronline.com). Edward Elgar Publishing
- Eriksen, I.M.; Huang, L. (2019). Discrepancies in school staff’s awareness of bullying: A Nordic comparison (journals.oslomet.no). Nordic Journal of Comparative and International Education
- Jacobsen, C.M.; Vestel, V.J. (2018). 'Look into my eyes': music, religion, and the politics of Muslim youth in Norway brill.com). Journal of Muslims in Europe
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The coronavirus pandemic has resulted in both a global health crisis and a financial crisis on a scale never before seen in modern times. The labour market that emerges in the wake of the crisis may impact younger workers harder than others.