Effects of Positive Education during the critical post-school transition.

Grant number: LP160100515 | Funding period: 2016 - 2021

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This project will examine if school-based positive education helps young people during their post-school transition, using a mixed method, longitudinal design. Positive education improves the short term mental health of high school students. Its sustained effects are not known, particularly at the post-school stage when young people negotiate challenges in work, learning and relationships. This project will also examine whether a new youth-led Positive Transition Program provides added benefits, using in-the-moment experience sampling and bio-data. This research is anticipated to determine the utility of positive education to improve the transition experience for young people.

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