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ERIC Number: EJ882437
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
ISSN: ISSN-0098-6283
To Get Involved or Not: The Relation among Extracurricular Involvement, Satisfaction, and Academic Achievement
Strapp, Chehalis M.; Farr, Rebecca J.
Teaching of Psychology, v37 n1 p50-54 2010
This study examined the relation among extracurricular involvement in psychology-related activities, satisfaction, and academic achievement in graduating psychology majors. We surveyed 71 seniors (53 women and 18 men, M[subscript age] = 24.84 years) about their involvement in psychology-related activities (e.g., Psi Chi, serving as a research assistant), satisfaction with experiences as a psychology major, and grade point average (GPA). Involvement was related to satisfaction and GPA, but satisfaction was not related to GPA. Different types of involvement were associated with various aspects of satisfaction with the psychology major. Recommendations for advising students to "get involved" are discussed. (Contains 2 notes and 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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