Extra Curricular Activities Research

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Participation in extracurricular activities rendered the school experience more meaningful and enjoyable for students who otherwise had limited academic success 80 (Mahoney & Cairns, 1997). Maser (2007) stated that the impact of extracurricular activities on students ' adolescent development and academic achievement is as relevant and important as it has been in the past. In particular, the potential usefulness of both school-based and non-school based extracurricular activities. And also according to Eccles & colleagues "Participants in most extracurricular activities achieved better educational outcomes than non-participants" (Eccles et al., 2003, p.865). The idea of getting involved within the school community and Alethic Participation,…show more content…
2012). Researchers have suggested that physical educators listen to girls (Wilson et al. 2005), learn more about their perspectives on physical activity (Harrison et al. 2002; Oliver and Hamzeh 2010).
The last school connectedness factor is Alethic participation, the way that students’ join in a sports community. Another body of research that has explored the construct of school connectedness that continues the student-selected participation and offers additional, specific, and positive outcomes is athletic participation (Brown, 2012). Klomsten, A. T., Marsh, H. W., & Skaalvik, E. M. (2005) noted that playing sports calls for enrolling in a more rigorous academic track, as well as pursuing higher education, all of which can increase a student’s sense of identification with school and its values, thus increasing the student’s sense of school connectedness. Males seemingly hold higher capacity convictions and qualities for
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Liberty, (2004) conceded that successful sport programs enhance school connectedness and school satisfaction. Witt and Estes (2001) observed that participation in sport has been linked directly to academic achievement in that both sports and academics require discipline, time commitment, motivation and desire for success. In a related study, Darling et al., (2005) revealed a positive impact of sports/physical activities on education and academic enhancement and also maintained that absorption and better academic outcomes that are proportional to time spent in sports activities. According to Broh (2002) found that participation in sport activities improves achievement while in other diminish achievement. Participation in interscholastic sport promotes student development and social ties among students and these benefits explain the positive effect of
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