The purpose of this study was to identify the aspects of social environmental support includes family support, peer support and local community support towards leisure activities multi-ethnic youth in Malaysia. Social environmental support for this study is based on Bronfenbrenner’s ecological system theory. The study was conducted in the form of survey which uses questionnaire that involved 1184 youths from multiple ethnics which are Malay, Chinese and Indian. The overall findings of the study showed that social environmental support is at moderate high level. Therefore, various programs need to be planned well in order to encourage youth participation in leisure activities.
Social environmental support, family support, peer support, local community support, ecological system, leisure activities