Australian Temperament Project

Current project

The Australian Temperament Project (ATP) is a longitudinal study that has been running for over 35 years.

About the project

The Australian Temperament Project (ATP) is a longitudinal study that has been running for over 35 years. The study has followed a large group of children from infancy right through to adulthood, and is currently collecting data from three generations of the same families.

ATP has collected information in a number of different areas including:

  • temperament
  • emotional and behavioural adjustment
  • risky behaviours (e.g. drug and alcohol use, driving) 
  • antisocial behaviour.

Visit Melbourne Children's ATP website for further information.

Publications

The AIFS Library Catalogue has a comprehensive list of publications that draw on ATP data. Search the Catalogue for a:
See also The Australian Temperament Project: The first 30 years. Published by the Australian Institute of Family Studies, May 2013.

Collaboration

The ATP is a multidisciplinary collaboration between the Australian Institute of Family Studies, the University of Melbourne, the Royal Children's Hospital MelbourneDeakin University and Murdoch Children’s Research Institute. Other collaborators include the University of New South Wales and the University of Otago, New Zealand.

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