Growing Up Today Study (GUTS)
Country: United States
Study Design: Observational cohort with repeated measurements over time
Participant age range: Children / adolescents at enrollment
Number of participants at baseline: 16,882 (later expanded with 10,923 additional participants)
Year of initial enrollment: 1996
Number of data collection waves: 18; data collection ongoing
Measures of well-being:
Purpose / Meaning in Life / Ikigai
Positive Parenting Practices
Quantity of well-being measures (e.g., number of constructs, number of times of well-being was assessed: High
Quality of well-being measures (e.g., were measures reliable and valid in the study population): High
Measures of physical health:
Self-rated / questionnaire-based health
Self-report medical history or medication use
This dataset is available to all researchers.
Researchers are required to submit an application to access this data. Fees are required to access this dataset.
Notable Citation: Chen Y, Kim E, Koh H, Frazier A & VanderWeele T. (2019). Sense of mission and subsequent health and well-being among young adults: an outcome-wide analysis. American Journal of Epidemiology, 188(4), 664-673.