ERIC Number: EJ647684
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
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A Qualitative Exploration of Adolescents' Commitment to Athletics and the Arts.
Fredricks, Jennifer A.; Alfred-Liro, Corinne J.; Hruda, Ludmila Z.; Eccles, Jacquelynne S.; Patrick, Helen; Ruan, Allison M.
Journal of Adolescent Research, v17 n1 p68-97 Jan 2002
Examined factors that influence adolescents' commitments to extracurricular activities over time. Found that psychological factors of perceived competence and peer relationships, as well as contextual factors of perceived challenge, cost, benefits, and emerging identity, were decisive in adolescents' choice to remain involved in activities or quit. (Author/DLH)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Aspiration, Athletics, Extracurricular Activities, Fine Arts, Hobbies, Incentives, Individual Activities, Interests, Interviews, Motivation, Peer Relationship, Qualitative Research, Self Concept, Self Efficacy, Self Esteem, Self Motivation, Student Attitudes, Student Motivation
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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