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Student surveys, Children, Primary school students, Secondary school students, Well being, Sampling, Field tests, Measures (Individuals), Participation, Year 4, Year 6, Year 8, Middle years


The Australian Child Wellbeing Project is being conducted by a team of researchers at Flinders University of South Australia, the University of New South Wales, and the Australian Council for Educational Research. It is funded by the Australian Research Council through a Linkage Grant, and supported by Partner Organisations including the Departments of Education, and Social Services, the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, and the Australian Bureau of Statistics.


The purpose of this report is to provide information on the implementation of the main survey of the Australian Child Wellbeing Project (ACWP). This phase of the project has followed extensive qualitative work with young people and field testing of the survey instrument, as detailed in the Phase 1, 2 and 3 reports. This report covers sampling, participation rates, sampling weights, permission processes and approvals, general survey promotion and specific contact with main survey schools, logistical details, and a full documentation survey at each of the three year levels, namely Years 4, 6 and 8.

Place of Publication

Bedford Park SA; Sydney NSW; Melbourne Vic


Flinders University; University of New South Wales; Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)