The focus of selection of participants for this study centres on students and educational professionals in schools. For the quantitative study, the target population is Form 1 and Form 2 students in the secondary school level. Schools identified for this research include State secondary schools and Church schools. State secondary schools include two types of schools, namely the Junior Lyceum and the Area secondary school students. In the advent of the educational reform currently being undertaken in the Maltese educational system, a new structure of colleges is incorporating both Junior Lyceum and Area secondary school students into one school. Data for this study is collected from currently amalgamated schools and non-amalgamated schools.For the qualitative study of this research, a focus group with a number of educational professionals is carried out. Participants for the focus group include; subject teachers, PSD teachers, Guidance teachers and one Youth Worker. The qualitative study also includes two semi-structured in-depth interviews with one Head of School whose school has also been targeted for the quantitative study as well as a Guidance teacher from the Guidance Unit in the state educational sector.