Age 17 Survey

Why age 17?

Seventeen is a really important age, and we would love to find out how things have changed since the last time we visited you.

We’d like to find out about what’s been happening in your life. At this point you may be thinking about going on to university or what jobs you’d like in the future, and some of you will already be working or doing apprenticeships.

You’re making decisions now that could shape the rest of your life, and we’d like to get an insight into who you are now. By taking part in the study you’ll be helping us understand the links between your life at age 17, your childhood and your future.

You’ve already provided us with valuable information that has helped shape the way we think about bullying, health, family life and happiness. By taking part at 17, you’ll be helping researchers continue this fantastic work.

What will we ask you to do?

You will be contacted by an interviewer, who will ask you to answer some questions about your life, do a number activity, and be measured. You will also be asked to complete an online questionnaire after the interviewer has visited. Your parent(s), if they live with you, will be asked to do an online questionnaire and answer a small number of questions on paper.

The booklet available to download at the bottom of this page contains important information about what we would like you to do when we visit. There is also a booklet for parents.

The survey will take place over 15 months, so depending on where you live you may not hear from us for a while.

We look forward to speaking to you soon!

Related downloads

Age 17 Survey- Information for study members

Age 17 Survey- Information for parents