This indicator measure the percentage of S2 and S4 pupils who have three or more close friends.
Source of Data:
The source of this data is originally the Schools Adolescent Lifestyle and Substance Use Survey (SALSUS), which asks high school pupils as to how many friends they have.
SALSUS will ask this question in 2018, through to 2019. As SALSUS is being discontinued afterwards, the question will transfer over to the new Health and Wellbeing Census.
Criteria for Change:
- Increase of 1 percentage point or more results in performance improving.
- Change of less than 1 percentage point results in performance maintaining.
- Decrease of 1 percentage point or more results in performance worsening.