ERIC Number: ED155549
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Extracurricular Activities and Achievement Orientation of Adolescent Males and Females.
Bender, David S.
This research explored three neglected facets of the relationship between athletics and achievement: (1) sex differences, (2) the broader range of extracurricular activities, and (3) the age range of adolescents. The sample consisted of 3000 males and females in grades 7 through 12. For both sexes, academic achievement was positively related to participation in each of the extracurricular activity areas. Substantial differences were found in the relationships for students of below- and above-average scholastic aptitude. Social class status had little effect on the relationship of extracurricular participation to grades or educational expectations. Analysis by age groups did not indicate any developmental trends in these associations. Students' perceptions of parental educational expectations were more associated with extracurricular participation than the students' own educational expectations. Many of the consequences of participation appeared to be similar for both males and females. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHEW), Rockville, MD.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Toronto, Ontario, CANADA, March, 1978)