Self-reported depression linked to worse NAPLAN results: ANU study

Sarah Lansdown
By Sarah Lansdown
February 8 2022 - 6:00pm
Self-reported levels of depression are linked to worse NAPLAN results, a new study has found. Picture: Sitthixay Ditthavong

Teenagers who feel better about their lives perform better in NAPLAN, a new study by Australian National University researchers has found.


Sarah Lansdown

Sarah Lansdown

Canberra Times education reporter

Sarah covers all stages of education in the capital, from early childhood to higher education. Previously she was a general news reporter at The Advocate in North West Tasmania. She was named Best New Journalist at the 2019 Tasmanian Media Awards for a series on paramedic shortages. Email:

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