SAHA

About the SAHA project

SAHA - The Social And Health Assessment

Risk factors of school, social and health development of adolescents

Project „Risk factors of school, social and health development of adolescents“ was executed as a national part of the international project SAHA (The Social And Health Assessment). It is thematically wide approach based upon questionnaire research, which is interested in risk and protective factors of social and health development of school youth. Project SAHA is part of a Program on International Child & Adolescent Mental Health - PICAMH of Yale Child Study Center, which is interested in intercultural aspects of mental health and developmental psychopathology of children and adolescence. Except research activities, this programme also offers training in the region of mental health of children and adolescence. Main aim of the PICAMH project is to use scientific knowledge for creation of political and preventive programme.

SAHA study was executed in USA, Belgium, Russia, Surinam and Korea and it is in state of preparation or in progress in France, Iran, Mexico and Germany. In Czech republic the research was realised by the Institute of Psychology AV CR in Brno in cooperation with Child Psychiatric Clinic of the 2. Medical School of Charles University in Prague. The financial sources were contributed by Academy of Science of Czech republic by the Programme of Aimed Research and Development of AV CR (project no. S7025354), whose aim is to support and ease the application of research results into practice. The potential users are institutions who are interested in research and prevention of risk behaviour and socio-pathological events as well as the treatment of mental illnesses as a result of risk behaviour.

In Czech republic, the research was executed on a representative national sample of adolescents from city regions (capitol city Prague & 12 regional cities) in three age cohorts – 12 years (7. grade of Middle high school), 14 years (9. grade of Middle high school) and 16 years (2 grade of High school). Overall, the sample consisted of 4.980 students of middle high school and high school. The SAHA questionnaire was developed by workers of the Yale Child Study Center, which also studies beside the risk behaviour itself (antisocial behaviour, use of addictive drugs, risk sexual behaviour) a wide range of psychosocial factors, which can coincide with the risk behaviour such as its antecedents or consequences (family environment, school environment, bullying, quality of environment, being exposed to violence, psychiatric illnesses). Risk behaviour of adolescents is thus possible to describe not only from the view of quantity but also from the view of it psychological psychiatric context.

Press releases

Press report regarding the project
"Risk factors of school, social and health development of youth"

The research project was executed as part of the international study SAHA (The Social And Health Assessment), which originated at the Yale Child Study Center (New Haven, USA). The project concentrates upon detailed research of mental health, social relationships and conditions of life of school youth. The international scope of the study consists of USA, Mexico, Belgium, Germany, France, Russia, Iran, South Korea and Surinam. In Czech republic, the research was executed on a representative sample of 4980 adolescents in three age cohorts – 12 years (7. grade of Middle high school), 14 years (9. grade of Middle high school) and 16 years (2 grade of High school) in Prague and all the regional cities. The research was realised by the Institute of Psychology AV CR in Brno in cooperation with Child Psychiatric Clinic of the 2. Medical School of Charles University in Prague and was supported by the Programme of Aimed Research and Development of AV CR.

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Main results

Reports - Psychologický ústav AV ČR, 2004(10), 1 (725.82 Kbytes)

The results of Czech part of the international projects SAHA I.: descriptive analyses of risk behaviour and risk and protective factors of development of adolescence from city regions.

 

Reports - Psychologický ústav AV ČR, 2004(10), 2 (1.67 Mbytes)

The results of Czech part of the international projects SAHA II: descriptive analysis of risk behaviour and risk and protective factors of development of adolescence from city regions from the point of view of age cohorts.

 

Reports - Psychologický ústav AV ČR, 2004(10), 3 (1.22 Mbytes)

The results of Czech part of the international projects SAHA III: descriptive analysis of risk behaviour and risk and protective factors of development of adolescence from city regions from the point of view of the size of the city

 

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SAHA related publications

Sobotková, V., Blatný, M., Jelínek, M., Hrdlička, M., Urbánek, T. (2009). Typologie antisociálního chování a jeho vztah k dalším formám rizikového chování. Československá psychologie, 53, 5, 428-440.

Blatny, M., Hrdlicka, M., Kveton, P., Voboril, D., Jelinek, M. (2004). Vysledky ceske casti mezinarodniho projektu SAHA I.: deskriptivni analyza rizikoveho chovani a rizikovych a protektivnich faktoru vyvoje mladistvych z mestskych oblasti. Zpravy – Psychologicky ustav Brno, roc. 10, c.1, 35 stran.

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