ERIC Number: EJ599955
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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Student Council, Volunteering, Basketball, or Marching Band: What Kind of Extracurricular Involvement Matters?
Eccles, Jacquelynne S.; Barber, Bonnie L.
Journal of Adolescent Research, v14 n1 p10-43 Jan 1999
Examined benefits/risks of participation in five types of extracurricular activities (prosocial, team sports, school involvement, performing arts, academic clubs). Data for 1,259 adolescents were drawn from the Michigan Study of Adolescent Life Transitions. Found that prosocial involvement was linked to positive educational trajectories and low risky behavior rates. Team sports was linked to positive educational trajectories and high rates of drinking alcohol. (Author/KB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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IES Cited: ED486466