More girls are thriving less, have fewer friends and experience greater loneliness than before, according to the new Ungdata report.
Among other things, the proportion of young girls who are bullied, increased from 6 to 8 percent, according to the report to be submitted under Arendalsuka Wednesday.
The report was conducted by NOVA at Oslo and Akershus University College, and is an update of the national Ungdata reports published annually since 2013.
The study is based on responses from 119,000 Norwegian youths in grades 8 to 10.
According to the researchers most teenagers are well-adjusted, active and homebody generation.
The ties between youth and parents has been further strengthened in recent years, while youth behave increasingly real, the report said. Fewer high school students use tobacco and alcohol than before.
Meanwhile, the negative trends associated with less satisfaction, friendship and loneliness among girls, is worth looking into, the report said.
Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today