The influence of high school extracurricular participation : an honors thesis (HONRS 499)

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dc.contributor.advisor Messineo, Melinda en_US Walls, Brian G. en_US 2011-06-06T19:29:56Z 2011-06-06T19:29:56Z 2002 en_US 2002
dc.identifier.other A-282 en_US
dc.description.abstract Many factors contribute to the development and socialization of America's youth including family, community, church, peers, and schools. This paper examines therelationship between high school extracurricular participation and college grade point average. In order to determine whether selected high school extracurricular activities contribute to current academic success in college, 221 students at a medium-sized Midwestern university participated in this study. The degree of extracurricular participation during high school was measured using an anonymous, voluntary, self-administered questionnaire. Extracurricular participation was broken down into separate areas of athletic and non-athletic. Data were collected on sex, race, age, class, athletic and non-athletic participation, and college grade point average. Analyzed data compared current grade point average with previous high school extracurricular participation. The findings suggest that involvement in non-athletic related extracurricular activities has a positive effect on GPA while athletic involvement does not. Additionally, based on information gathered and analyzed, recommendations are offered for future research, as well as a discussion of benefits and limitations to this study.
dc.description.sponsorship Honors College
dc.format.extent 1 v. ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Sociology. en_US
dc.title The influence of high school extracurricular participation : an honors thesis (HONRS 499) en_US
dc.type Undergraduate senior honors thesis. Thesis (B.?.)
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    Honors theses submitted to the Honors College by Ball State University undergraduate students in partial fulfillment of degree requirements.

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