Year: 1995 Source: Society and Leisure, v.18, no.1, (Spring 1995), p.143-156 SIEC No: 20010316

This study explored the relationship of youth who appeared alienated in their leisure to health compromising, or at-risk, behaviours. A survey of 2756 high school students indicated approximately 9% were bored during leisure & 18% used leisure as a means of getting back at society or their parents. Compared to their peers, alienated youth were more likely to engage in a number of health compromising behaviours. They were also more likely to be depressed & to have attempted suicide in the past 12 months. Further research is called for to answer some of the questions raised by this study. (33 refs.)