Time Spent in Extra-Curricular Activities and Academic Performance
Date of Award
Ed.S. in School Psychology
School of Education and Health Sciences
Extra-curricular activities (ECAs) have demonstrated positive effects on students’ academic achievement, school experiences, motivation, and self-esteem, especially at the high school level. Students who participate in ECAs can develop different types of skills depending on the ECAs that they participate in. This study examined the relationship between time spent in extra-curricular activities (ECAs) and academic performance in a sample of (n = 43) high school seniors, who participated in ECAs, and those who did not. A survey completed by the students revealed their age, gender, participation in ECAs, types of ECAs, and time spent in ECAs in a typical week. Each student’s English Language Arts grade was collected as part of the study. Results of a Chi-Squared Test of Independence indicate that there is not a relationship between time spent in ECAs and grade received in English Language Arts. Implications for future research and practice, specifically to school psychologists, are provided.
Psychology, Fine Arts, Education, Counseling Education, extra-curricular activities, academic performance, school-based, time spent, athletics
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Berkley, Kennedy Kate, "Time Spent in Extra-Curricular Activities and Academic Performance" (2021). Graduate Theses and Dissertations. 6994.