Publication - Statistics

Mental health and wellbeing among adolescents in Scotland: profile and trends

Published: 3 Nov 2015
Part of:
Health and social care
ISBN:
9781785447822

Mental Health and Wellbeing among Adolescents in Scotland looks at trends and key associations for the mental health of boys and girls aged 13 and 15. The report found that friendships and a positive experience of school are the two things most closely aligned with mental wellbeing. Other factors include playing sport at least once a week, belonging to a club, expecting to go to university and reading books. Deprivation and poorer physical health both correlate with lower mental wellbeing.

Mental health and wellbeing among adolescents in Scotland: profile and trends
Appendix E: Leisure activities figures

Appendix E: Leisure activities figures

Table E.1 - Regular leisure activities and overall SDQ score (2013)

Boys
At least weekly Less often
Playing sport 22% 32%
Seeing friends 24% 29%
Do nothing 41% 20%
Hanging out in the street 31% 21%
Going to a gig or concert 44% 23%
Girls
At least weekly Less often
Playing sport 27% 43%
Reading books 29% 38%
Seeing friends 32% 41%
Doing a hobby 30% 39%
Do nothing 53% 28%
Hanging out in the street 47% 27%
Going to a gig or concert 47% 33%
Social networking 35% 23%

Table E.2 - Regular leisure activities and emotion (2013)

Boys
At least weekly Less often
Playing sport 10% 17%
Seeing friends 11% 18%
Do nothing 20% 10%
Going to a gig or concert 20% 12%
Girls
At least weekly Less often
Playing sport 29% 43%
Seeing friends 34% 41%
Do nothing 53% 30%
Listening to music 36% 23%
Social networking 36% 25%
Hanging out in the street 41% 32%

Table E.3 - Regular leisure activities and conduct (2013)

Boys
At least weekly Less often
Reading books 21% 28%
Going to a gig or concert 50% 23%
Hanging out in the street 38% 18%
Do nothing 36% 22%
Social networking 27% 19%
Girls
At least weekly Less often
Doing a hobby 15% 24%
Reading books 14% 23%
Playing sport 15% 23%
Hanging out in the street 32% 12%
Going to a gig or concert 33% 18%
Do nothing 28% 16%
Playing computer games 24% 16%

Table E.4 - Regular leisure activities and hyperactivity (2013)

Boys
At least weekly Less often
Reading books 25% 33%
Going to church, temple or mosque 23% 31%
Do nothing 39% 27%
Hanging out in the street 37% 26%
Social networking 31% 25%
Girls
At least weekly Less often
Doing a hobby 28% 38%
Going to church, temple or mosque 23% 33%
Playing sport 28% 37%
Reading books 26% 38%
Hanging out in the street 45% 26%
Do nothing 44% 29%
Social networking 34% 19%
Listening to music 33% 22%

Table E.5 - Regular leisure activities and peer problems (2013)

Boys
At least weekly Less often
Seeing friends 17% 35%
Playing sport 17% 30%
Going to a friend's house 18% 26%
Social networking 19% 25%
Going to a gig or concert 41% 19%
Do nothing 33% 17%
Going to church, temple or mosque 29% 19%
Reading books 24% 18%
Girls
At least weekly Less often
Seeing friends 16% 39%
Going to a friend's house 16% 29%
Playing sport 16% 23%
Social networking 18% 25%
Do nothing 31% 16%
Going to a gig or concert 30% 18%
Playing computer games 26% 16%

Table E.6 - Regular leisure activities and pro-social (2013)

Boys
At least weekly Less often
Reading books 27% 39%
Doing a hobby 29% 41%
Seeing friends 33% 41%
Playing sports 32% 42%
Do nothing 46% 31%
Playing computer games 35% 29%
Going to a gig or concert 40% 34%
Girls
At least weekly Less often
Playing sport 12% 20%
Doing a hobby 12% 20%
Going to church, temple or mosque 10% 16%
Reading books 12% 18%
Do nothing 26% 12%
Hanging out in the street 20% 13%
Going to a gig or concert 21% 15%

Table E.7 - Regular leisure activities and overall SDQ score (2013) - Bases

Boys
At least weekly Less often
Playing sport 11,284 3,732
Seeing friends 12,582 2,469
Do nothing 2,925 11,559
Hanging out in the street 5,715 9,262
Going to a gig or concert 1,186 13,796
Girls
At least weekly Less often
Playing sport 8,720 6,726
Reading books 7,576 7,913
Seeing friends 13,236 2,294
Doing a hobby 9,273 6,150
Do nothing 3,221 11,785
Hanging out in the street 5,157 10,267
Going to a gig or concert 1,227 14,224
Social networking 13,852 1,694

Table E.8 - Regular leisure activities and emotion (2013) - bases

Boys
At least weekly Less often
Playing sport 11,311 3,743
Seeing friends 12,611 2,480
Do nothing 2,935 11,585
Going to a gig or concert 1,194 13,823
Girls
At least weekly Less often
Playing sport 8,740 6,745
Seeing friends 13,271 2,303
Do nothing 3,230 11,816
Listening to music 14,911 674
Social networking 13,885 1,704
Hanging out in the street 5,170 10,295

Table E.9 - Regular leisure activities and conduct (2013) - bases

Boys
At least weekly Less often
Reading books 5,733 9,292
Going to a gig or concert 1,194 13,841
Hanging out in the street 5,742 9,290
Do nothing 2,935 11,600
Social networking 12,284 2,855
Girls
At least weekly Less often
Doing a hobby 9,303 6,177
Reading books 7,598 7,950
Playing sport 8,750 6,751
Hanging out in the street 5,182 10,298
Going to a gig or concert 1,232 14,275
Do nothing 3,233 11,826
Playing computer games 5,064 10,386

Table E.10 - Regular leisure activities and hyperactivity (2013) - bases

Boys
At least weekly Less often
Reading books 5,727 9,261
Going to church, temple or mosque 2,051 12,921
Do nothing 2,929 11,573
Hanging out in the street 5,724 9,271
Social networking 12,255 2,849
Girls
At least weekly Less often
Doing a hobby 9,282 6,160
Going to church, temple or mosque 1,989 13,482
Playing sport 8,734 6,732
Reading books 7,584 7,925
Hanging out in the street 5,164 10,280
Do nothing 3,226 11,797
Social networking 13,868 1,701
Listening to music 14,891 672

Table E.11 - Regular leisure activities and peer problems (2013) - bases

Boys
At least weekly Less often
Seeing friends 12,607 2,474
Playing sport 11,303 3,742
Going to a friend's house 9,778 5,263
Social networking 12,262 2,849
Going to a gig or concert 1,192 13,817
Do nothing 2,933 11,577
Going to church, temple or mosque 2,052 12,930
Reading books 5,729 9,268
Girls
At least weekly Less often
Seeing friends 13,266 2,301
Going to a friend's house 11,309 4,204
Playing sport 8,739 6,741
Social networking 13,878 1,705
Do nothing 3,233 11,807
Going to a gig or concert 1,231 14,254
Playing computer games 5,055 10,371

Table E.12 - Regular leisure activities and pro-social (2013) - bases

Boys
At least weekly Less often
Reading books 5,745 9,325
Doing a hobby 8,297 6,763
Seeing friends 12,672 2,487
Playing sports 11,351 3,767
Do nothing 2,946 11,630
Playing computer games 13,231 1,920
Going to a gig or concert 1,200 13,880
Girls
At least weekly Less often
Playing sport 8,766 6,763
Doing a hobby 9,319 6,190
Going to church, temple or mosque 1,996 13,537
Reading books 7,608 7,967
Do nothing 3,241 11,842
Hanging out in the street 5,193 10,315
Going to a gig or concert 1,237 14,298

Table E.13 Bases for figure 3.36 - Overall SDQ score by group membership in 2013

Activity At least once a week Less often
See a friend 12,953 2,238
Go to a friend's house 10,487 4,635
Hang out in the street 5,036 10,055
Go to a concert or gig 1,324 13,776

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