The main objective of the project is to generate knowledge about factors of importance for attainment in and completion of upper secondary VET among student groups with a potential risk of non-completion or drop out. We also study the importance of gender-segregated educational choices and young people's educational and occupational aspirations.
This research project Safety-VET studies educational pathways. The project follows a group of Oslo youth from lower secondary school, out of upper secondary education and into higher education and work.
The goal is to develop new knowledge about important factors for good transitions with an emphasis on groups of students who have a potential risk of not completing the education.
About the storage and processing of personal data
LUNO has its own license with the Norwegian Data Protection Authority dated 31.01.2013 (their reference: 12/00678-8/EOL. NSD's reference 30553). In rounds 1 and 2, consent was obtained from parents and children, while in the 3rd round it was considered that the adolescents themselves could receive information and consent to participate.
Today sensitive information (questions about violence, use of health services, place of residence, parents' occupation and country of birth) that was collected has been deleted or minimized and is no longer included in the data set.
Respondents who participated in round 3 of the LUNO-study have received information and given active consent to the connection of register data. Those registered in rounds 1 and 2 have received information, with the opportunity to opt out of linking registry data.
Respondents in all rounds have been informed that Safety-VET collects register data will be kept until 31.12.2018. During 2023, all respondents will (as far as practicable) receive information that the data will be further stored and processed until the end of 2024 (NSD's reference Ref.nr. 106108).
The dataset is currently stored on a separate server in Services for Sensitive Data (TSD). TSD meets the law's strict requirements for the processing and storage of sensitive research data and requires two-factor authentication.
Only selected researchers have access to the Safety-VET server at TSD and the project manager controls who has access (uio.no).
Do you want to be deleted from the data file?
Participants from the LUNO survey who want information about them deleted from the SAFTY-VET project can contact project manager Mira Aaboen Sletten:
The LUNO study: transitions from middle school to upper secondary education
The project is based on the LUNO study conducted at NOVA with Kristinn Hegna as project manager. LUNO is a survey of young people in Oslo born in 1992 and their education from lower secondary school through upper secondary school and higher education.
Information has been collected from the young people in LUNO through three rounds of questionnaires, from the time they were in 9th grade (2006), 10th grade (2008) and 2nd grade upper secondary school (2009/2010). A selected part of respondents were included in all three rounds of data collection.
The data have been used to investigate differences and similarities between adolescents with and without immigrant background in areas such as friends, family, school, choice of upper secondary education and future plans. See NOVA Report 5/12 "Friendship, education and future plans" (oda.oslomet.no).
What contributes to the completion of vocational education?
In the period from 2012 to 2017, Safety-VET was funded by the program FINNUT “Research and Innovation in the Education Sector” at the Research Council of Norway. Project number: 212293: Qualification and social inclusion in upper secondary VET - Longitudinal studies on gendered education and marginalized groups (prosjektbanken.no). Kristinn Hegna was Project Leader.
In this project, a sample of the respondents from the LUNO-study was followed up further by linking registry data to the survey data (e.g. information from national tests and information from the Norwegian Public Education Database (NUDB)). The aim of the project was to find out what could contribute to the completion of vocational education.
Gender-segregated educational choices and young people's educational and occupational aspirations
Today, the data from LUNO and Safety-VET are used to answer new questions related to dropout in vocational education. By linking new rounds of registry data, we can continue to follow the young people who attended lower secondary school and upper secondary education in the early 2000s.
We explore, using both the longitudinal survey data and registry data, factors that may be important for completing upper secondary school and starting higher education.
We are particularly concerned with the importance of gender-segregated educational choices and young people's educational and occupational aspirations. An important question is how boys' and girls' grades are related to educational and occupational aspirations.