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Oddrun Samdal

Professor, Vice-Rector for education
  • E-mailOddrun.Samdal@uib.no
  • Phone+47 55 58 25 60+47 970 70 904
  • Visitor Address
    Muséplassen 1
  • Postal Address
    Postboks 7800
    5020 Bergen
  • School as students' work environment
  • Health promotion in school
  • Evaluation of health promotion interventions in school and leisure
  • Physical activity and life satisfaction in children and adolescents
Academic article
  • 2019. Pupils' perceptions of how teachers' everyday practices support their mental health: a qualitative study of pupils aged 14-15 in Norway. Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research.
  • 2019. How to evaluate the effect of seven years of The Norwegian School Fruit Scheme (2007-14) on fruit, vegetables, snacks consumption and weight status- A natural experiment. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health. 1-11.
  • 2019. Associations between family structure and young people's physical activity and screen time behaviors. BMC Public Health. 10 pages.
  • 2018. Supporting pupils' mental health through everyday practices: a qualitative study of teachers and head teachers. Pastoral Care in Education: An International Journal of Personal, Social and Emotional Development. 16-28.
  • 2018. Family wealth and parent?child relationships. Journal of Child and Family Studies. 1534-1543.
  • 2017. Psychometric properties of the five-item version of the Mindful Awareness Attention Scale (MAAS) in Norwegian adolescents. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health. 373-380.
  • 2017. Conceptualising a new approach to adolescent health literacy. Health Education Journal. 787-801.
  • 2017. Barriers in Implementing Coach Education in Grassroots Youth Football in Norway. International Sport Coaching Journal. 162-176.
  • 2016. Trends in smoking among Polish and Norwegian youth 1986-2014. Journal of Health Inequalities. 44-51.
  • 2016. Trends in Food Habits and Their Relation to Socioeconomic Status among Nordic Adolescents 2001/2002 - 2009/2010. PLOS ONE. 15 pages.
  • 2016. Reduction in sick leave by a workplace educational low back pain intervention: A cluster randomized controlled trial. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health. 571-579.
  • 2016. Evaluating the implementation of the Empowering Coaching™ programme: Balancing fidelity and adaptation. Health Education. 238-258.
  • 2016. Enjoyment in youth soccer: its portrayals among 12- to 14-year-olds. Soccer and Society. 827-842.
  • 2016. Daily smoking and subjective health complaints in adolescence. Nicotine & Tobacco Research. 102-110.
  • 2016. Changes from 1986 to 2006 in reasons for liking leisure-time physical activity among adolescents. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports. 951-959.
  • 2015. Trend analyses in the health behaviour in school-aged children study: Methodological considerations and recommendations. European Journal of Public Health. 7-12.
  • 2015. The assessment of ongoing community-based interventions to prevent obesity: Lessons learned. BMC Public Health.
  • 2015. Pre-pregnant body mass index and recreational physical activity: effects on perinatal mortality in a prospective pregnancy cohort. BJOG: an International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 1322-1330.
  • 2015. Evaluation of the Coaches Educators training implementation of the PAPA project: A comparison between Norway and France. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports. e539-e546.
  • 2015. Creating a supportive environment among youth football players: A qualitative study of French and Norwegian youth grassroots football coaches. Health Education. 570-586.
  • 2015. Classroom Achievement Goal Structure, School Engagement, and Substance Use Among 10th Grade Students in Norway. International Journal of School & Educational Psychology. 267-277.
  • 2015. Are associations between electronic media use and BMI different across levels of physical activity? BMC Public Health. 10 pages.
  • 2014. Autonomy support and achievement goals as predictors of perceived school performance and life satisfaction in the transition between lower and upper secondary school. Social Psychology of Education. 269-291.
  • 2014. A school based study of time trends in food habits and their relation to socio-economic status among Norwegian adolescents, 2001–2009. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. 10 pages.
  • 2013. Promoting Adolescent health through an intervention aimed at improving the quality of their participation in Physical Activity (PAPA): Background to the project and main trial protocol. International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology. 319-327.
  • 2013. Physical activity in schools: A qualitative case study of eight Norwegian schools’ experiences with the implementation of a national policy. Health Education. 52-63.
  • 2013. Measurement invariance of the Behavioural Regulation in Sport Questionnaire when completed by young athletes across five European countries. International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology. 11 pages.
  • 2013. Gaming addiction, gaming engagement, and psychological health complaints among Norwegian adolescents. Media Psychology. 115-128.
  • 2013. Comparing self-reported leisure-time physical activity, subjective health, and life satisfaction among youth soccer players and adolescents in a reference sample. International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology. 13 pages.
  • 2012. What they want and what they get: self-reported motives, perceived competence and relatedness in adolescent leisure activities. Child Development Research. 11 pages.
  • 2012. Trender i sosial ulikhet i helseatferd. Tidsskrift for ungdomsforskning. 21-41.
  • 2012. The importance of teachers' feelings of self efficacy in developing their pupils' social and emotional learning: A Norwegian study of teachers' reactions to the Second Step program. School Psychology International. 631-645.
  • 2012. The Relationship Between School Perceptions and Psychosomatic Complaints: Cross-Country Differences Across Canada, Norway, and Romania. Advances in School Mental Health Promotion. 95-104.
  • 2012. Sustainable prevention of obesity through integrated strategies: The SPOTLIGHT project's conceptual framework and design. BMC Public Health. 7 pages.
  • 2012. Leading and Supporting the Implementation of the Norwegian Network of Health Promoting Schools. Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research. 671-684.
  • 2012. Gendered leisure activity behavior among Norwegian adolescents across different socio-economic status groups. International Journal of Child, Youth and Family Studies. 355-375.
  • 2012. Family affluence and cultural capital as indicators of social inequalities in adolescent's eating behaviours: a population-based survey. BMC Public Health.
  • 2012. Does the school performance variable used in the international health behavior in school-aged children (HBSC) study reflect students' school grades? Journal of School Health. 404-409.
  • 2012. Cross-national measurement invariance of the teacher and classmate support scale. Social Indicators Research. 145-160.
  • 2012. Basic psychological need satisfaction in leisure activities and adolescents' life satisfaction. Journal of Youth and Adolescence. 1588-1599.
  • 2012. A path analysis of basic needs support, self-efficacy, achievement goals, life satisfaction and academic achievement level among secondary school students. Educational Psychology. 335-354.
  • 2011. Understanding barriers to implementing the Norwegian national guidelines for healthy school meals: a case study involving three secondary schools. Maternal & Child Nutrition. 315-327.
  • 2011. Implementation of national guidelines for healthy school meals: The relationship between process and outcome. Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research. 357-378.
  • 2011. Filling the black box of implementation for health promoting schools. Health Education. Health Education. 347-362.
  • 2010. The role of physical structures in implementing the Norwegian guidelines for healthy school meals. Health and Place. 93-100.
  • 2010. The characteristics of the outdoor school environment associated with physical activity. Health Education Research. 248-256.
  • 2010. Sustaining comprehensive Physical Activity Practice in Elementary School: A Case Study applying mixed Methods. Teachers and Teaching: theory and practice. 73-95.
  • 2010. Socioeconomic patterning of physical inactivity among adolescents: Comparative study across six Nordic countries. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity.
  • 2010. Local school policies increase physical activity in Norwegian secondary schools. Health Promotion International. 63-72.
  • 2010. Health Promotion Integrated Into School Policy And Practice: Experiences from the implementation of the Norwegian Network of Health Promoting Schools. Journal of child and adolescent psychology. 43-72.
  • 2010. Does socio-economic status moderate the associations between psychosocial predictors and fruit intake in schoolchildren? The Pro Children Study. Health Education Research. 121-134.
  • 2009. The relationship of schools to emotional health and bullying. Sozial- und Präventivmedizin. 251-259.
  • 2009. The Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) study: methodological developments and current tensions. Sozial- und Präventivmedizin. 140-150.
  • 2009. School-related social support and students' perceived life satisfaction. The Journal of educational research (Washington, D.C.). 303-318.
  • 2009. Overweight in school-aged children and its relationship with demographic and lifestyle factors: results from the WHO-Collaborative Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) Study. Sozial- und Präventivmedizin. 167-179.
  • 2009. Hvilken betydning har støtte fra foreldre, venner og lærere for norske 15-åringers livstilfredshet? Sykepleien Forskning. 90-99.
  • 2009. Hvilken betydning har støtte fra foreldre, venner og lærere for norske 15-åringers livstilfredshet? Sykepleien Forskning. 90-99.
  • 2008. Time trends in sleep-onset difficulties among Norwegian adolescents: 1983–2005. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health. 889-895.
  • 2008. Sustaining comprehensive Physical Activity Practice in Elementary School: A Case Study applying mixed Methods. Teaching and Teacher Education : An International Journal of Research and Studies.
  • 2008. Sustaining comprehensive Physical Activity Practice in Elementary School: A Case Study applying mixed Methods. Teaching and Teacher Education : An International Journal of Research and Studies.
  • 2008. Physical environmental characteristics and individual interests as correlates of physical activity in Norwegian secondary schools: The health behaviour in school-aged children study. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. 10 pages.
  • 2008. Facilitating the implementation and sustainability of second step. Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research. 187-204.
  • 2008. Facilitating the implementation and sustainability of second step. Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research. 187-204.
  • 2007. Trends in vigorous physical activity and TV watching of adolescents from 1986 to 2002 in seven European Countries. European Journal of Public Health. 242-248.
  • 2007. The application of a social cognition model in explaining fruit intake in Austrian, Norwegian and Spanish schoolchildren using structural equation modelling. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity.
  • 2007. The application of a social cognition model in explaining fruit intake in Austrian, Norwegian and Spanish schoolchildren using structural equation modelling. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity.
  • 2007. Sosial ulikhet i ungdoms helse: Er helseatferd viktig? Norsk Epidemiologi. 79-86.
  • 2007. Implementing second step: Balancing fidelity and program adaptation. Journal of educational and psychological consultation. 1-29.
  • 2007. Implementing Second Step: Balancing Fidelity and Program Adaptation. Journal of educational and psychological consultation. 1-29.
  • 2007. Fem om dagen - ti år etter. Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening. 2250-2253.
  • 2006. The role of the student: Salutogenic or pathogenic? International Journal of Nursing Practice. 280-287.
  • 2006. Country material distribution and adolescents' perceived health: multilevel study of adolescents in 27 countries. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. 156-161.
  • 2005. Psykologiens rolle i helsefremmende arbeid. Tidsskrift for Norsk Psykologforening. 897-908.
  • 2005. Nye tall om ungdom: Sosial ulikhet og trender i subjektiv helse og livsstil blant norske ungdom i perioden 1985-2001. Tidsskrift for ungdomsforskning.
  • 2004. Teachers as facilitators of student participation in school mental health promotion. International Journal of Mental Health Promotion. 46-52.
  • 2004. Konsum av sukret mineralvann og søtsaker blant norske skoleelever: sterk økning fra 1989 til 2001. Den norske tannlegeforenings tidende. 816-121.
  • 2004. Konsum av sukret mineralvann og søtsaker blandt norske skoleelever: Sterk økning fra 1989 til 2001. Den norske tannlegeforenings tidende. 816-821.
  • 2002. Skolehelsetjenesten og helsefremmende arbeid: Samarbeid mellom helsesøstre og lærere ved de norske skolene i "Europeisk nettverk av Helsefremmende skoler". ?. 42-46.
  • 2002. Skolehelsetjenesten og helsefremmende arbeid: Samarbeid mellom helsesøstre og lærere ved de norske skolene i "Europeisk nettverk av Helsefremmende skoler". Vård i Norden. 42-46.
  • 2001. Time trends in oral health behaviors among Norwegian adolescents: 1985-97. Acta Odontologica Scandinavica. 193-200.
  • 2001. Psykiske og somatiske plager blant ungdom. Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening. 2923-2927.
  • 2000. The teacher and classmate support scale: Factor structure, test-retest reliability and validity in samples of 13 - and 15-year old adolescents. School Psychology International. 195-212.
  • 2000. Students' perception of school and their smoking and alcohol use: A cross-national study. Addiction Research and Theory. 141-167.
  • 2000. Students' perception of school and their smoking and alcohol use : A cross-national study. Addiction Research and Theory. 141-167.
  • 1999. The relationship between students' perceptions of the school environment, their satisfaction with school and perceived academic achievement : an international study. School Effectiveness and School Improvement. 296-320.
  • 1998. Achieving health and educational goals through schools - a study of the importance of the school climate and the students' satisfaction with school. Health Education Research. 383-397.
  • 1997. Health-promoting schools in Australia : Models and measurement. Australian and New Zealand journal of public health. 365-370.
Lecture
  • 2018. How Norway went SoTL.
Popular scientific lecture
  • 1999. Vilkår for skoletrivsel.
  • 1999. The psychosocial school environment as a resource for students' subjective well-being.
  • 1999. The educational system and public health : The effects of school-based interventions on lifestyle and health. Prøveforelesning for dr.-philosgraden.
  • 1999. Skulen som ressurs eller risiko for elevane sine helsevanar.
  • 1999. Skulen som ressurs eller risiko : Korleis betre skulekvardagen?
  • 1999. Skulen - ressurs eller risiko? Kva kan skulen gjere for å betre elevane sin skuletrivsel?
  • 1999. Skolen som ressurs eller risiko for elevenes helsevaner og livskvalitet. Innlegg på pilotprosjekt for formidling av erfaringer fra det 3-årige tiltaksprosjektet "Helsefremmende skoler" til 20 nye skoler i Oslo og Akershus med tanke på å utvikle modell for videreføring.
  • 1999. Metoder i folkehelsearbeidet.
  • 1999. Helsefremmende arbeid som del av skolens virksomhet sett i sammenheng med PRECEDE-modellen.
  • 1999. Helsefremmende arbeid i skolen.
  • 1999. Helse og livskvalitet blant barn og unge.
  • 1999. Health promotion through the first sixteen years of life. What to do and where to do it? Prøveforelesning for dr-philosgraden.
  • 1999. Health Behaviour in School-aged Children.
  • 1998. School as a risk to students' subjective well-being/quality of life.
  • 1998. Helsefremmende skoler : Trivsel og trygghet i skolen - arbeids-modeller og erfaringer fra prosjektet.
Academic lecture
  • 2013. Implementation fidelity – exploring delivery of the Empowering Coaching program through the use of an observation grid.
  • 2013. Autonomy support and achievement goals as predictors of school performance and life satisfaction.
  • 2011. The relationships between school environment perceptions and academic performance in Canada and Norway.
  • 2011. The interplay between students’ interest and school facilites and policies to promote student level physical activity.
  • 2011. Basic need support, achievement goals and students’ life satisfaction.
  • 2010. Achievement goals, basic need support, life satisfaction and academic achievement among elementary school students.
  • 2010. A hierarchical model of basic need support, achievement goals, self-efficacy, life satisfaction, and academic achievement among elementary school students.
  • 2009. School-related Social Support and Students? Perceived Life Satisfaction.
  • 2005. Positiv psykologi i skolen.
  • 2005. Improving students' school environment: findings from the Norwegian part of the European Network of Health Promoting schools.
  • 2004. Trivsel og helse: Et nettbaserte aktivitetstilbud for å fremme psykososialt arbeidsmiljø på skolen.
  • 2004. The impact of student autonomy on students' satisfaction with school.
  • 2004. Structural and organizational aspects of schoolpromoting physical activity.
  • 2004. Social competence as an educational aim � why is it important and how can it be effective.
  • 2004. Examples of inter country reports of Physical activity in the Health Behaviour in School-aged Children study.
  • 2002. Helsefremmingsmodellers bidrag til læringsforskning.
  • 2002. Helsefremmende skoler.
  • 2002. Health Behaviour in School-aged Children: Lessons learned regarding design and data management.
  • 2002. Design av spørreskjema for skolebarn med utgangspunkt i studien "Helsevaner blant skole-elever. En WHO-undersøkelse i flere land".
  • 2002. Alkoholatferd blant barn og unde - hvor stort er problemet og hva kan vi gjøre?
  • 2001. Transforming pupils' priorities into planned intervention in schools: the interactive effects of pupil-teacher communication and collective efficacy.
  • 2001. Skoletrivsel – hvordan bruke forskningsdata i problembasert læring.
  • 2001. Modeller for forebyggende helsearbeid.
  • 2001. Modeller for forebyggende helsearbeid.
  • 2000. Physical activity and dietary habits in children and adolescents : their effect on health and recommendations for intervention.
  • 2000. Individual and school related resources as correlates of domain-specific versus global life satisfaction.
  • 2000. Helsefremmende arbeid blant barn og unge.
  • 2000. Helsefremjande arbeid i skulen : forebygging av belastningar blant barn og unge.
  • 2000. Health promoting schools and school health services: outsiders or insiders in collaboration ?
  • 2000. Health Behaviour in School-aged Children : Methodological concerns and developments.
  • 2000. Health Behaviour in School-aged Children.
  • 2000. Fysisk aktivitet og måltider i skolehverdagen.
  • 2000. Effects of physical activity and diet on children and adolescents' health.
  • 2000. Challenges in cooperation between Health promoting school and School health services.
  • 1999. The psychosocial school environment as a resource for students' subjective well-being.
  • 1999. The Norwegian Network of Health Promoting Schools : Research and practice.
  • 1999. Skolen som elevenes arbeidsplass: ressurs eller risiko for elevenes helsevaner og helse.
  • 1998. The relationship between students' perception of school and their smoking and alcohol use.
  • 1998. The relationship between students' perception of school and their reported health behaviours.
  • 1998. Satisfaction with school : predictors and relevance to students' health.
  • 1998. Measuring lifestyles and health among adolescents: a cross-cultural perspective.
  • 1997. Helsefremjande skular - arbeidsmodellar for å skape trivsel og tryggleik i skulen.
  • 1997. Health promotion in schools - does it work? The nned for comprehenvise evaluation - what does it take?
  • 1996. The relationship between pupils` perception of school and their reported psychosomatic health and quality of life.
  • 1996. The relation between pupils` perception of school and their reported psychosomatic health and quality of life. Making difference: Health psychology and chronic disease.
  • 1996. Research informing practice: Development of a computerised learning package "Health Behaviour among School-aged Children".
  • 1993. European Network of Health Promoting Schools : målsettinger og strategier.
Academic anthology/Conference proceedings
  • 2013. The implementation of health promoting schools: Exploring the theories of what, why and how. Routledge.
  • 2013. The implementation of health promoting schools. Routledge.
  • 2012. An Ecological Perspective on Health Promotion Systems, Settings and Social Processes. Bentham eBooks.
Popular scientific article
  • 2001. Trivsel i skolen : Erfaringer fra Europeisk nettverk av helsefremmende skoler i Norge. Helse og trivsel i skolen. 1-36.
  • 2001. Hva betyr vennskap for barn og unges helse og velvære? Liv & Helse. 25-27.
  • 2001. Helse- og trivselsefremmende arbeid i skolen : Hvorfor og hvordan. Spesialpedagogikk. 22-28.
  • 1999. Europeisk nettverk av helsefremmende skoler - erfaringer fra Norge. Sinnets helse. 26-27.
  • 1997. Vilkåra for skuletrivsel. Bergens Tidende. 24-24.
  • 1997. The importance of school experiences for students' health and well-being. Network News : The European Network of Health Promoting Schools. 5-6.
Feature article
  • 2011. Schools for Health in Europe (SHE) - et europeisk nettverk av helsefremmende skoler. Utdanning. 44-47.
  • 2008. Gode vaner for et godt liv. Bergens Tidende. 23.
Doctoral dissertation
  • 2017. Adolescent eating habits. Trends and socio-economic status.
  • 1999. The school environment as a risk or resource for students' health-related behaviours and subjective well-being.
Academic chapter/article/Conference paper
  • 2017. Trivsels- og helsefremmende arbeid i skolen. 27 pages.
  • 2016. School health promotion. 8 pages.
  • 2014. Evaluation Research in Health Promoting Schools and Related Challenges. 14 pages.
  • 2013. Theory based components for implementation of health promoting schools. 24 pages.
  • 2013. Theory and empirically based implementation of elements in components. 24 pages.
  • 2013. Introduction. 12 pages.
  • 2013. From initiation to institutionalisation: the principals’ leadership and management in Norwegian health promoting schools. 6 pages.
  • 2013. Cross-fertilisation of national experiences and needs for future development. 13 pages.
  • 2012. The ecology of health promotion. 5 pages.
  • 2012. School as a Resource or Risk to Students’ Subjective Health and Well-Being. 12 pages.
  • 2012. Introduction to health promotion. 8 pages.
  • 2010. Betydningen av et sunt kosthold og fysisk aktivitet for helse og læring. 16 pages.
  • 2009. Trivsels- og helsefremmende arbeid. 21 pages.
  • 2009. Trivsel- og helsefremmende arbeid i skolen. 26 pages.
  • 2009. Skolen som arena for helsefremmende kostholdsarbeid. 14 pages.
  • 2009. Levevaner: individuelle valg eller sosiokulturelle produkter? 13 pages.
  • 2009. Kostholdsvaner blant barn og unge. 10 pages.
  • 2008. School Health Promotion. 9 pages.
  • 2006. Vurdering av rusprogrammer i skolen. Forebyggende innsatser i skolen. 1 pages.
  • 2005. School level influences on physical activity and school meals. 12 pages.
  • 2004. Life circumstances of young people - School. 10 pages.
  • 2004. Explaining the health and health-related behaviour of young people - Introduction and comment. 4 pages.
  • 2004. Dokumenterte metoder i det trivsels- og helsefremmende arbeidet. 28 pages.
  • 2000. The school environment and the health of adolescents. 16 pages.
  • 2000. The School Environment and the Health of Adolescents. 16 pages.
  • 1999. Helsefremmende arbeid som del av skolens virksomhet. 46 pages.
  • 1999. Health promotion integrated into school policy and practice. 39 pages.
  • 1999. Experiences and recommendations from the Norwegian part of "The European Network of Health Promoting Schools". 6 pages.
  • 1999. Erfaringer og anbefalinger fra den norske delen av prosjektet Europeisk nettverk av helsefremmende skoler (HEFRES). 6 pages.
  • 1997. Helsefremmende skoler - rammer og utviklingsforsøk. 14 pages.
Academic literature review
  • 2019. Physical activity, sports practice and cognitive functioning: The current research status. 1-7.
  • 2015. Cross-national trends in perceived school pressure by gender and age from 1994 to 2010. 51-56.
  • 2011. Theoretical base for implementation components of health promoting schools. 367-390.
Article in business/trade/industry journal
  • 2010. Health promotion integrated into school policy and practice: experiences of implementation in the Norwegian network of health promoting schools. Journal of child and adolescent psychology. 43-72.
  • 2007. Viktige forutsetninger for implementering av forebyggende innsatser i skolen. Forebygging.no.
  • 2007. Hovedresultater fra :Fysisk aktivitet og måltider i skolen. Kroppsøving.
Chapter
  • 2017. Psykisk helse blant ungdom. 82-105. In:
    • 2017. Ungdom, livsstil og helsefremmende arbeid. Gyldendal Akademisk.

More information in national current research information system (CRIStin)

Publications 2016-20 (for complete list see Cristin)

Peer reviewed papers

  1. Hernandéz-Mendo, A.; Reigal, R.E.; López-Walle, J.M.; Serpa, S.; Samdal, O.; Morales-Sánchez, V.; Lopez de Mier, R.J.; Tristán Rodríguez, J.L.; Rosado, A.F.; Falco, C. (2019). Physical activity, sports practice and cognitive functioning: The current research status. Frontiers in Psychology, 10:2658. s. 1-7
  2. Hovdenak, I.M., Stea, T.H., Magnus, P., Krokstad, S., Samdal, O. & Bere, E. (2019). How to evaluate the effect of seven years of the Norwegian School Fruit Scheme (2007–2014) on fruit, vegetable and snack consumption and weight status: A natural experiment. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health, 19/09/2019, DOI: 10.1177/1403494819875923.
  3. Langøy, A.; Smith, O.R.F.; Wold, B.; Samdal, O. & Haug, E. (2019). Associations between family structure and young people's physical activity and screen time behaviors. BMC Public Health; 19(433) s. –
  4. Mælan, E.N.; Tjomsland, H.E.; Samdal, O. & Thurston, M. (2019). Pupils' perceptions of how teachers' everyday practices support their mental health: a qualitative study of pupils aged 14-15 in Norway. Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, s.-.
  5. Ramdahl, M.E.; Jensen, S.S.; Borgund, E.; Samdal, O. & Torsheim, T. (2018). Family wealth and parent-child relationships. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 27(5) s. 1534-1543
  6. Mælan, E.N., Tjomsland, H. E., Baklien, B., Samdal, O., & Thurston, M. (2018). Supporting pupils' mental health through everyday practices: a qualitative study of teachers and head teachers. Pastoral Care in Education: An International Journal of Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Volum 36.(1) s. 16-28
  7. Peralta, L., Rowling, L., Samdal, O., Hipkins, R. & Dudley, D. (2017). Conceptualising a new approach to adolescent health literacy. Health Education Journal; Volum 76.(7) s. 787-801.
  8. Søvik, M.L., Larsen, T., Tjomsland, H.E., & Samdal, O (2017). From theory to practice–barriers for implementation in real life? International Sport Coaching Journal, Volum 4.(2), pp.162-176.
  9. Smith, O.R.F, Melkevik, O., Samdal, O. Larsen, T.M. & Haug, E. (2017): Psychometric properties of the five-item version of the Mindful Awareness Attention Scale (MAAS) in Norwegian adolescents. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health 04/2017, DOI:10.1177/1403494817699321.
  10. Aarø, L. E., Mazur, J., Zatoński, W. A., & Samdal, O. (2016).  Trends in smoking among Polish and Norwegian youth 1986-2014. Journal of Health Inequalities, 2, 44-51.
  11. Braverman, M.T; Stawski, R.S.; Samdal, O.; Aarø, L.E. (2016). Daily Smoking and Subjective Health Complaints in Adolescence. Nicotine & tobacco research, 19(1), 102-110.
  12. Fismen, A.S.; Smith, O.R.F.; Torsheim, T.; Rasmussen, M.; Pedersen, T.P.; Augustine, L; Ojala, K.; & Samdal, O. (2016). Trends in Food Habits and Their Relation to Socioeconomic Status among Nordic Adolescents 2001/2002 - 2009/2010. PLoS ONE, 11(2).
  13. Ree, E.; Lie, S.A.; Eriksen, H.R.; Malterud, K.; Indahl, Aa.; Samdal, O. & Harris, A. (2016). Reduction in sick leave by a workplace educational low back pain intervention: A cluster randomized controlled trial. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health, 44(6), 571-579.
  14. Søvik, M., Larsen, T., Tjomsland, H.E. & Samdal, O. (2016) Evaluating the Implementation of the Empowering Coaching™ Program: Balancing Fidelity and Adaptation. Health Educ, 116(3), 238-258.
  15. Wold, B.; Littlecott, H.; Tynjala, J; Samdal, O.; Moore, L; Roberts, C; Kannas, L; Villberg, J; Aarø, L.E. (2016). Changes from 1986 to 2006 in reasons for liking leisure-time physical activity among adolescents. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports, 26(8), 951-959.

Book chapters

  1. Aarø, L.E., Samdal, O., & Wold, B. (2017). Psykisk helse blant ungdom. I: Ungdom, livsstil og helsefremmende arbeid. Oslo: Gyldendal Akademisk, pp. 82-105.
  2. Samdal, O. (2017). Trivsels- og helsefremmende arbeid i skolen. I: Ungdom, livsstil og helsefremmende arbeid. Oslo: Gyldendal Akademisk, pp. 345-371
  3. Samdal, O., (2017). School Health Promotion. In: Quah, S.R. and Cockerham, W.C. (eds.) The International Encyclopedia of Public Health, 2nd edition. vol. 6, pp. 439–446. Oxford: Academic Press.

Reports

  1. Inchley, J. Currie, D., Young, T., Samdal, O., Torsheim, T.,  Augustson, L., Mathisen, F.K.S., Aleman-Diaz, A., Molcho, M., Weber, M., & Barnekow, V. (2016). Growing up unequal: gender and socioeconomic differences in young people's health and well-being. Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) study: international report from the 2013/2014 survey.. Copenhagen: World Health Organization. 
  2. Samdal, O.; Mathisen, F.K.S.; Torsheim, T.; Diseth, Å.; Fismen, A.S.; Larsen, T.; Wold, B.; Årdal, E. (2016). Helse og trivsel blant barn og unge. Resultater fra den landsrepresentative spørreundersøkelsen «Helsevaner blant skoleelever. En WHOundersøkelse i flere land». Universitetet i Bergen, 183 s. HEMIL-rapport(1/2016).

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  • Head (with Bente Wold) of the SIPA-group, a thematic research group on social processes on subejctive health and lifestyles among adolescents.
  • Norwegian Principal Investigator for the "Health Behaviour in School-aged Children.A WHO Cross-national Study"
  • Databank manager for the "Health Behaviour in School-aged Children. A WHO Cross-national Study". www.hbsc.org
  • Norwegian Principal Investigator and International Data Bank Manager (with Bente Wold) in the PAPA study (Promoting adolescent health through an intervention aimed at improving the quality of their participation in Physical Activity). www.project papa.org
  • Work package leader in the EU funded (FP7) project SPOTLIGHT (Sustainable prevention of obesity through integrated strategies) which aims at identifying correlates and efficient interventions to prevent obesity in adults in the EU countries. www.spotlightproject.eu

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