Young People's Leisure and Lifestyles in Modern Scotland, 1987.

  • J. McCrae (Creator)
  • Janet Shucksmith (Creator)
  • L. B. Hendry (Creator)
  • J. Love (Creator)
  • David Smith (Data Manager)



An examination of the leisure lives and general lifestyles of adolescents. A continuing longitudinal study is planned with further cross-sectional surveys in 1989 and 1991. Survey work is complemented by qualitative data (not currently included in this dataset) derived from a national interview panel of approximately 250 young people.

Main Topics:
Participation rates (including frequency) in sport and leisure activities; attitudes towards sport and leisure, leisure-time associations and groupings. Knowledge of healthy behaviours, attitudes towards certain health behaviours, self-esteem, measures of mental stress.
Measurement Scales
General health questionnaire: Goldberg, D.P., Manual of the General Health Questionnaire, Windsor: NFER-Nelson, 1978 (12-item version).

Associated publications: Hendry, L., Lovenduski, J. and Shucksmith, J. (1989) Young people's leisure and lifestyles : : report of Phase 1, 1985-89, Edinburgh: Scottish Sports Council.
• Shucksmith, J., Hendry, L. and Lovenduski, J. (1989) Young people's leisure and lifestyles : : summary report of Phase 1, Edinburgh: Scottish Sports Council.
• Hendry, L., McCrae, J. and Shucksmith, J. (1988) Understanding young people's leisure and lifestyles : : the value of stage models?, [Discussion paper].Brighton: University of Sussex .
• Hendry, L., Cross, J. and Shucksmith, J. (1989) Young people's mental well-being in relation to leisure, [Discussion paper].Cambridge: Health Promotion Research Trust .
• Lovenduski, J., Hendry, L. and Shucksmith, J. (1990) 'As we see it : : young people's perspectives of leisure and lifestyle'
Date made available25 Aug 1990
PublisherUK Data Service
Geographical coverageScotland

Funder and Grant Reference number

  • Other
  • Health Promotion Research Trust
  • Scottish Sports Council

Research Output

Young People's Leisure and Lifestyles

Hendry, L., Shucksmith, J., Love, J. & Glendinning, A., 1993, London; New York: Routledge. 209 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Cite this

McCrae, J. (Creator), Shucksmith, J. (Creator), Hendry, L. B. (Creator), Love, J. (Creator), Smith, D. R. (Data Manager) (25 Aug 1990). Young People's Leisure and Lifestyles in Modern Scotland, 1987. . UK Data Service. 10.5255/UKDA-SN-2713-1