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ERIC Number: ED171335
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-May
Pages: 133
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
A Comparative Study of Students Active and Inactive in Extracurricular Activities While Enrolled in Second Year Associate Degree Programs on the Kenosha and Racine Campuses of Gateway Technical Institute, Kenosha, Wisconsin.
Rinck, Lorna Lee
Students at Gateway Technical Institute were surveyed to determine their attitudes toward extracurricular activities, e.g., campus activities, advisors and sponsors, the effect of outside forces on school activities, extended athletic participation by girls in interscholastic sports, administration and faculty, and leadership development. The study also sought to determine if participation affected grade point average (GPA) and to identify factors affecting participation, focusing on sex, age, commuting distance, family and work responsibilities, financial support, student activities in and size of high school attended, physical disabilities, and improvement of extracurricular activities. A response rate of 99% was obtained from a paired sample of 102 students; 50 respondents were active in clubs and 50 were inactive. Active groups were found to have more positive attitudes toward extracurricular activities, as were males. Results indicated no significant difference in GPA between active and inactive students nor between males and females. It was found that age, combined work responsibilities and full-time enrollment, and physical disabilities were not significant in determining differences in activity participation. Increased commuting distance; marital status; and high school activities, size, and leadership experiences did affect participation. A literature review and the questionnaire are included. (Author/MB)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Graduate Field Study Report, University of Wisconsin-Stout; Tables 4-6 and related notes renovated for clearer reproducibility