This paper provides a comparative analysis of several mental health indicators and determinants by language of instruction. All data discussed in this analysis is from the Québec Health Survey of High School Students 2016–2017.
For most of the indicators analyzed, there is no disparity between students in English and French high schools. When there is a gap between the two groups, it can be to the disadvantage of students taught in either language.
For example, a greater proportion of students in English high schools reported that they:
- Had been medically diagnosed with depression
- Had been medically diagnosed with an eating disorder
- Did not feel healthy
- Slept less than recommended during the school week...