ERIC Number: ED099026
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Nov-22
Reference Count: N/A
A Comparison of Academic Achievement and Student Involvement in Extracurricular Activity.
Call, Richard W.
To test the hypothesis that there is no significant correlation between academic achievement and the degree of extracurricular involvement, a study was made of 200 randomly selected students at York College of Pennsylvania. The 200 students were sent a questionnaire designed to elicit the extent of their extracurricular involvement; 65 percent returned the questionnaire. To express the relation between the two variables, hours of extracurricular involvement (activities not directly related to the academic program) were plotted against grade point average. Analysis of the data clearly showed that there was no significant correlation between extracurricular involvement and academic achievement. A residual finding was that there was no appreciable difference in correlation between the resident and commuting populations. (Nine tables provide the study data. In addition, a lengthy bibliography and a copy of the survey form are included.) (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Nova Univ., Fort Lauderdale, FL.
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania