OneNews 1 August 2013
A large number of Kiwi teenagers feel that they do not spend enough time with their parents, according to a new report.
The report, Health and Wellbeing of New Zealand Secondary School Students, was conducted by University of Auckland researchers and provides insights into adolescent concerns and behaviour.
The report is the third in a series spanning 13 years and is considered to be the most comprehensive data compiled on adolescent behaviour in New Zealand.
Researchers surveyed 8500 secondary students between the ages of 13 and 17 at more than 90 schools.
According to the report, only 37% of the young adults surveyed said they spend enough time with their fathers, while 49% said that they spend enough time with their mothers.