Development and social adjustment

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The development and social adjustment of children and youth refer to their physical and mental health, their cognitive and language skills, their social skills, their learning and their integration into different living environments. Various topics are addressed in this section, including victimization at school, self-esteem, sexual behaviours, various types of violence among youth, behavioural problems, and dropping out of school. Statistics on family violence in the lives of children and youth are presented in the Family violence subsection.


Tables (in French only)

Québec Survey of Child Development in Kindergarten

Aggressive behaviour

Sexual behaviour

Reckless or rebellious behaviour and delinquent behaviour

Friend environment

Family environment

School environment (including victimization)

Self-esteem and social skills

Mental health problems

Risk of dropping out of school

Dating violence