ERIC Number: ED434724
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Apr
Children's Academic Achievement and Participation in Out-of-School Activities in the Early Elementary School Years.
Peet, Susan H.; Powell, Douglas R.
This study examined associations between children's participation in out-of-school activities and academic achievement in a sample of first- and fourth-grade children from ethnically and economically diverse families. A total of 116 mothers and their first- or fourth-grade child participated in the study. The sample consisted of families with annual incomes of less than $30,000 per year. Regression analyses showed that an increase in the length of time (months and years) a child participated in out-of-school activities was positively associated with higher report card grades. Regression analyses also showed that an increase in the number of organized activities and frequency of participation in organized activities were associated with lower report card grades for males. Different patterns of association were identified for activities with and without an organizational context, for males and females, and for first- and fourth-grade children. (Contains 20 references.) (Author/EV)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development (Albuquerque, NM, April 15-18, 1999).