ERIC Number: ED290804
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Apr
The Effects of Participation in Extracurricular Activities in Secondary School: What Is Known, What Needs To Be Known?
Holland, Alyce; Andre, Thomas
The paper reviews the published research literature that assesses the role of the secondary school extracurricular program in the overall development of adolescents. The studies reviewed are divided into four areas: Immediate Effects of Activity Participation which includes the variables of powerlessness, committedness, self-concept, moral development, academic achievement, and race relations; Long-Range Effects of Participation which includes variables of educational goal attainment, occupational attainment, adolescent and young adult values, and young adult political and social involvement; High School Size and Activity Participation which deals with the extent and depth of activity participation in large and small high schools; and Athletics, which includes variables of educational achievement, delinquency, psychological effects, student development, and adolescent status systems. Suggestions for additional research are identified and guidelines for future research are presented. The effects of educational policies on student activity participation are discussed in relation to current educational issues. (Author)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Aspiration, Adolescent Development, Adolescents, Affective Measures, Athletics, Educational Attainment, Extracurricular Activities, High School Students, High Schools, Occupational Aspiration, Racial Relations, School Size, Student Participation, Values
Alyce Holland, N243 Lagomarcino Hall, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011.
Publication Type: Information Analyses
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