Australian Temperament Project

Current project

The Australian Temperament Project (ATP) is a longitudinal study that has been running for over 30 years.

About the project

The Australian Temperament Project (ATP) is a longitudinal study that has been running for more than 30 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.

Collaboration

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

The ATP has received financial support from many funding agencies and institutions over the years and is currently supported by an Australian Research Council grant.

View the ATP website for further information.

Researchers

Duration

Ongoing

Funding sources