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Wellbeing and engagement in culture, arts, heritage and sport by adults in Northern Ireland 2022/23

14 Mar 2024

This report by the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Office presents the findings from the 2022/23 Continuous Household Survey (CHS) in relation to wellbeing and engagement with culture, arts, heritage and sport in Northern Ireland and also wellbeing and volunteering. In addition, it presents an analysis of the relationship of loneliness and general health to engagement with culture, arts, heritage and sport and volunteering.

Across a range of measures of personal wellbeing: life satisfaction, self-efficacy, locus of control and loneliness, analysis shows higher personal wellbeing among adults who engaged in culture, arts, heritage and sport than among adults who had not engaged in these activities. Whilst this report shows a link between engagement and personal wellbeing it does not show that one causes the other. For example, previous analyses have shown that individuals’ poor health is a key barrier to their full participation in culture, arts and sporting activities.

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