This poster was presented at the Longitudinal Data Conference held at the Canberra Convention Centre on 25-27 October 2016.
The Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth (LSAY) has been running since 1995 and has followed several cohorts of young people from age 15 for a 10 year period, focusing on their education, employment and transitions to adulthood. LSAY allows for powerful analysis of the factors influencing young peoples' pathways and outcomes, as well as tracking changes in the educational and employment experiences of successive cohorts.
A new LSAY cohort commenced in 2015, and the National Centre for Vocational Education Research has taken the opportunity to modify and contemporise the survey instrument by including additional items which will help to better meet current research and policy needs. This poster provides an overview of major changes to the LSAY survey instrument, including new question areas such as personality assessment, engagement in education and soft skills.