This second publication based on data from the Québec Health Survey of High School Students 2010-2011 presents a Québec-wide portrait of certain aspects of the mental health and social adaptation of high school students. Topics covered include their social environment (family, friends and school), self-esteem, core competencies, mental health problems, behavioural problems and violence, as well as their risk of school dropout. These results will undoubtedly contribute to increasing our knowledge of the mental health and well-being of today’s teens and support actions to improve these.
The target population of the survey consisted of all students from Secondary I through Secondary V enrolled in public and private, French and English high schools in Québec, with the exception of those attending institutions in the Terres-Cries-de-la-Baie-James and Nunavik regions. A total of 63,196 students in 16 health regions of Québec participated in this large-scale survey.