ERIC Number: ED196171
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Nov-25
Reference Count: 0
Extracurricular Activities Are an Essential Factor in the Student's Self-Concept, Socialization, and Future Success.
In order to study whether student activities are beneficial to the student's self-concept, socialization, and future success, an annotated bibliography focusing on the effects of extracurricular activities was compiled. The first section consists of articles by authors who support student activities, feeling that they contribute positively to the student's development. It includes research-based writing as well as opinion-based writing. The second section consists of articles by authors believing that there is no definitive evidence to support the belief that student activities are beneficial. The third section consists of articles by those who are either against student activities or who have done research that failed to prove either hypothesis. Very little has been written recently concerning the effect of student activities, with the notable exception of athletics. Most articles were based on opinion rather than research. Although some authors were unsure of the amount of value gained through student activities, no one wrote that no value was gained. Assuming that the activity is run properly by a concerned sponsor or coach, the belief that a student can gain benefits in the areas of self-concept, socialization, and future success through school activities is valid. (Author/JK)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Submitted in fulfillment of the requirement for E591, School of Education, Indiana University at South Bend.