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
- Persson, M. (2022). Playing without goals: gendered practices in recreational youth football. Journal of Youth Studies (tandfonline.com)
- Seland, I., Hyggen, C., Holmarsdottir, H.B., Kapella, O., Parsanoglou, D. & Sisaks, M. (2022). Conditions contributing to positive and negative outcomes of children's ICT use: Protocol for scoping review. Societies (mdpi.com)
- Huang, L., Mossige, S. & Solem, M-B. (2022). Access to Public Support Systems Related to Severity of Adversities and Resilience among Adolescents. Children (mdpi.com)
- Frøyland, L.R. & Andersen, P.L. (2022). Interpersonal Victimization During Childhood and Adolescence and Educational Attainment in Young Adulthood: A Latent Class Analysis Approach. Journal of Interpersonal Violence (pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov)
- Eriksen, I.M., Stefansen, K. & Smette, I. (2022). Inequalities in the making: the role of young people’s relational resources through the COVID-19 lockdown. Journal of Youth Studies (tandfonline.com)
- Enstad, F., Pedersen, W. & von Soest, T. (2022). Adolescent and young adult drunkenness and future educational attainment and labour market integration: A population-based longitudinal study. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs (jsad.com)
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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.