The Effect of Extra-curricular Activities on Academic Achievement

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dc.contributor.author O'Dea, James W.
dc.date.accessioned 2006-11-20T21:01:47Z
dc.date.available 2006-11-20T21:01:47Z
dc.date.issued 1994-05
dc.identifier.other 1994 .O2
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2092/453
dc.description vi, 44 leaves. Advisor: Michael Johnson en
dc.description.abstract The problem. Is there a difference in the grade point average between students who participate in extracurricular activities and those who do not participate? Procedure. Four hundred twenty-four seniors at Valley High School in West Des Moines, Iowa made up the study group. Each senior completed the Fall Senior Information Sheet which gathered information about their participation in extracurricular activities. The grade point averages were obtained from office records. Specific criteria were developed to establish a group of involved students and a group of those not involved in extracurricular activities. The difference between groups was statistically analyzed using a t-test. Findings. The probability of the t-test was less than 0.000499. A significance level of 0.01 was established for this study. Conclusions. There is a significant difference between the grade point averages of those involved in extracurricular activities and those not involved in extracurricuiar activities. Recommendations. Additional research is recommended to determine if extracurricular activities have an effect on such variables as attendance, discipline, school size, and self-esteem. Do the types of activities have an effect on GPA? A study of the effects that withdrawal from extracurricular activities has on the previously mentioned factors could be interesting. en
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dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher Drake University en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Drake University Theses, School of Education;1994
dc.subject Student activities--Evaluation en
dc.subject Academic achievement--Evaluation en
dc.subject High school students--Iowa--West Des Moines en
dc.title The Effect of Extra-curricular Activities on Academic Achievement en
dc.type Thesis en


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