Leisure trends among young people in Malta

Leisure is an essential and important part of young people's lives because it contributes to their wellbeing and life satisfaction. During the recreation time adolescents and young people develop a strong sense of identity, and it also helps in increasing their confidence and self awareness.

This study, Leisure trends among young people in Malta, was carried out by the Office of the Commissioner for Children and Aġenzija Żgħażagħ by Prof. Marilyn Clark and Dr. Joanne Cassar of the University of Malta using data collected by the National Statistics Office. The quantitative study involved 3,000 young people, aged between 13 and 31, and presents the most common types of leisure activities older children and young people engage in, as well as the amount of time they spend on such activities.

The study also identifies barriers that hinder wider participation in leisure activities and how the issue of greater accessibility could be addressed.

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