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ERIC Number: EJ1138481
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jun
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0161-7761
Athletics and Academic Achievement in Latino Youth: A Cautionary Tale
Chen, Wei; Harklau, Linda
Anthropology & Education Quarterly, v48 n2 p176-193 Jun 2017
Participation in extracurricular activities has been associated with enhanced academic achievement in Latino youth. Based on a longitudinal case study of one immigrant adolescent, this article finds that athletic participation is in itself neither a wholly positive or negative influence on Latino school achievement. Rather, effects of extracurricular sports on academic outcomes are mediated by complex factors including but not limited to ethnicity and are more contextually dependent and individually variable than existing scholarship suggests.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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