Type of survey
Cross-sectional survey; representative at the provincial and regional levels, and at the local level for certain regions.
Students in Secondary 1 to 5 enrolled in the youth sector in Québec public and private, French- and English-language schools in 16 health regions, excluding students in vocational training centres, schools located in the regions of Nunavik and Terres-Cries-de-la-Baie-James, schools where the language of instruction is an Aboriginal language, schools outside the school board network (under the authority of another ministry or the federal government), and schools comprising at least 30% of students with handicaps or serious behavioural problems.
- 2016-2017: 62,277 students in 465 schools.
- 2010-2011: 63,196 students in 470 schools.
Mental health and social adjustment: social environment (family, friends, school and community); self-esteem and social skills; violence; mental health; risk of dropping out of school.
Physical health and lifestyle habits: perception of health status; respiratory health; work experiences and injuries; eating habits; recreational and transportation-related physical activity; sleep; weight status, body image and actions taken to manage weight; tobacco use; alcohol use; drug use; sexual behaviours and orientation (14 years and over).
Mental health and social adjustment: social environment (family, school and friends); self-esteem and social skills; violence; mental health; risk of dropping out of school.
Physical health and lifestyle habits: perception of health status; respiratory health; work experiences and injuries; eating habits; recreational and transportation-related physical activity; oral health; weight status, body image and actions taken to manage weight; cigarette smoking; alcohol use; drug use; sexual behaviours (14 years and over).
Technical and methodological documentation
Analytical products and data
In 2016-2017, about 15% of students committed more than one act of direct aggression, and 34%, more than one act of indirect aggression. One third of students engaged in at least one delinquent behaviour, and 6% reported problematic alcohol or drug use.
This multi-thematic document based on data from the Québec Health Survey of High School Students 2016-2017 further analyzes the factors associated with a lack of sleep, violence at school or on the way...
The target population of the survey were students in Secondary 1 through Secondary 5 enrolled in public and private French and English high schools in Québec. Data are collected on young Québecers’ physical and mental health, social environment and social adjustment, as well as sociodemographic characteristics.
A brief portrait of the employment situation of high school students by sex, level of education, selected socio-demographic characteristics and number of hours worked per week during the school year.
Satisfaction with one’s appearance is the indicator used to operationalize the concept of body image. For example, does a young person who is supported by family or friends have a different perception...
This publication focuses on the main factors associated with the risk of dropping out among high school students, whether it be their health status (physical and mental) and lifestyle habits, their social...
Portrait of the situation by outlining the highlights of the 2010–2011 Québec Health Survey of High School Students report on violence in youth romantic relationships and the main socio-demographic and economic factors associated with it.
Province-wide picture of certain aspects of the physical health and lifestyle habits of high school students based on data from the Québec Health Survey of High School Students 2010-2011