This brief looks at the connections between how youth spend their free time and positive or negative attitudes about themselves and their future plans. Family studies assistant professor and Carsey faculty fellow Erin Hiley Sharp used data from the Carsey Institute's Coos County Youth Survey to show differences by activity level and students' expectations for positive outcomes in their future.
New England Issue Brief No. 17
Durham, N.H. : Carsey Institute, University of New Hampshire
Sharp, Erin Hiley, "Out-of-school time matters: activity involvement and positive development among Coos County youth" (2010). The Carsey School of Public Policy at the Scholars' Repository. Paper 92.
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