ERIC Number: EJ1127901
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Effects of Extracurricular Activities on Postsecondary Completion for Students with Disabilities
Palmer, Ashley N.; Elliott, William, III; Cheatham, Gregory A.
Journal of Educational Research, v110 n2 p151-158 2017
The authors focused on participation in extracurricular activities as a way of improving the educational outcomes of children with disabilities. Regarding students in the general population, adolescent involvement in extracurricular activities has been shown to have a positive association with school involvement and adolescent self-esteem, academic achievement, and adolescent development. Using the Educational Longitudinal Study dataset, the authors conducted logistic regression analyses to examine the relationship between participation in high school-sponsored extracurricular activities and postsecondary degree completion for students with disabilities. Findings show a statistically significant association between postsecondary degree completion for students with disabilities and extracurricular activity participation, including extent and type of extracurricular activity. Students with disabilities who participate in high school extracurricular activities may have increased likelihood of completing a postsecondary degree. Implications for policy, practice, and future research are discussed.
Descriptors: Extracurricular Activities, Grade 10, Postsecondary Education, Special Education, Adolescents, Academic Achievement, High School Students, Regression (Statistics), Disabilities, Outcomes of Education, Educational Legislation, Equal Education, Federal Legislation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 10; Secondary Education; High Schools; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
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