ERIC Number: ED253549
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Feb
Reference Count: 0
The Relationship of Participation in School Activities to Abilities and Interests in a High School Student Sample. Technical Report.
Dawis, Rene V.; Sung, Yong H.
Participation in school activities is hypothesized to be a determiner of the measured abilities and interests of high school students. The Ball Aptitude Battery (yielding 14 ability scores), Holland's (1970) self directed search interest inventory, and a biographical information blank (to obtain information about participation in 53 extracurricular activities) were administered to over 900 high school seniors of both sexes. Correlational and multiple regression analyses showed different patterns of activity participation to be related to different abilities and interests. The degree of relationship was generally low, generally higher for the males than for the females, and higher for interests than for abilities. Activity correlates of abilities differed for the sexes, but activity correlates of interests tended to be similar. This suggests that the same ability can result from differential participation in activities, but the same interest develops from similar activities. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ball Foundation, Glen Ellyn, IL.
Identifiers: Ball Aptitude Battery; Self Directed Search
Note: This report is an expanded version of a paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association (Washington, DC, August 1982).