Yearly data collection in the LSAY
is considered as a 'wave'.
The factors affecting the educational and occupational aspirations of young Australians: Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth (LSAY
) Research Report no.
The similarities in the purpose, timing and design of the LSAY
and the YITS have resulted in a unique and rich resource for comparing the post-school education choices of young people in the two countries.
Data: In order to answer the questions posed above, data from the Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth (LSAY
) are used.
The project was funded by the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations through the LSAY
Research Innovation and Expansion Fund and managed by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER).
However, the LSAY
data also revealed some interesting results which raise questions about the appropriateness of 'forcing' young people to stay in schooling longer than they want to.
(2001), "The Year 9 Class of 1998 in 2000: School and Non-school Experiences", Cohort Reports, Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth (LSAY
), Australian Council for Educational Research, November.
Ma (2002) used the Longitudinal Study of American Youth (LSAY
) database to examine the development of self-esteem among gifted, honors, and regular students accelerated in mathematics, and found that the self-esteem of males in the gifted group and minority learners in all three groups benefited from early acceleration.
Patterns of participation in year 12 and higher education in Australia: Trends and issues, LSAY
Research Report No.
The Longitudinal Study of American Youth (LSAY
) is so far the best national education database to address this functional relationship, covering mathematics coursework in the entire secondary school years (Grades 7 to 12).
Hayden (1999) Participation in Education and Training 1980-1994, LSAY
Research Report No.
"Early School Leaving in Australia: Findings from the 1995 Year 9 LSAY
Cohort", Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth Research Report Number 11, Australian Council for Educational Research.