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Measuring the social and emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

Posted on: 2 February, 2009
Issue: Vol 9 No 1, January 2009 - March 2009
Related to Cultural ways Social and emotional wellbeing

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2009)
Measuring the social and emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. (AIHW Catalogue no. IHW 24)
Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

This report provides a picture of the social and emotional wellbeing of Indigenous Australians, using data from the 2004-05 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey (NATSIHS) and a range of administrative datasets. An interim module, developed to measure social and emotional wellbeing in the 2004-05 NATSIHS, covered the areas of psychological distress, impact of psychological distress, positive wellbeing, anger, life stressors, discrimination, cultural identification and removal from natural family. This reports assesses the use of the NATSIHS module and makes recommendations to improve the module and other measures of Indigenous social and emotional wellbeing.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

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