ERIC Number: ED391134
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Oct
High School Extracurricular Activities & College Grades.
Rombokas, Mary; And Others
Many factors influence the development and socialization of American adolescents including peers, schools, family, and the community. This paper examines how the relationship of extracurricular participation influences academic growth. To determine if selected personal and academic variables during high school currently affect college academic performance, 292 college students participated in the study. The degree of participation in extracurricular activities was assessed using a self-report questionnaire designed to provide responses about the students' academic and extracurricular experience during high school years. Participation was also broken down into separate areas of sports, music, dance, theater, and other activities. Data were collected on social, academic recognition, and affiliation as well. Analyzed data compared academic grade point average, educational aspirations, and various social supports that influence academic performance. Additionally, based on information gathered, recommendations are offered for future research, as well as discussion of benefits and limitations of the study. Contains 10 graphs and 30 references. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Southeastern Conference of Counseling Center Personnel (Jekyll Island, GA, October, 25-27, 1995) and the Tennessee Counseling Association Convention (Nashville, TN, November 19-21, 1995).