Is it fun to be young on the Gold Coast? Perceptions of leisure opportunities and constraints among young people living on the Gold Coast

Lloyd, Kathy, Harrington, Maureen, Hibbins, Ray, Boag, Alistair and Cuthill, Michael (2005) Is it fun to be young on the Gold Coast? Perceptions of leisure opportunities and constraints among young people living on the Gold Coast. Youth Studies Australia, 24 1: 22-27.

Author Lloyd, Kathy
Harrington, Maureen
Hibbins, Ray
Boag, Alistair
Cuthill, Michael
Title Is it fun to be young on the Gold Coast? Perceptions of leisure opportunities and constraints among young people living on the Gold Coast
Journal name Youth Studies Australia   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1038-2569
Publication date 2005
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 24
Issue 1
Start page 22
End page 27
Total pages 6
Place of publication Hobart, Tasmania
Publisher Australian Clearinghouse for Youth Studies
Language eng
Subject 1605 Policy and Administration
Abstract Leisure has always been a space where young people have sought to experience different lifestyles, activities, identities and social groups. However, 'being young' is far more than an age-related process, and planning for young people's leisure requires knowledge and understanding of the needs and experiences of this diverse social group. This paper explores the perceptions of young people living in what is known as the surf and fun capital of Australia. The research indicates that for many, it is not fun to be young on the Gold Coast, and that it is a highly structured existence centred on school, work, and family obligations with little to do in what spare time exists
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