Extracurricular participation and favorable academic outcomes : a correlational study comparing the relationship for students with and without educational disabilities

Jeffrey A. Reiser
This study examines the predictive value of school-based extracurricular activity participation for academic engagement, attendance, attitude towards school, school connectedness, and educational aspirations, with particular emphasis on this relationship for students with educational disabilities. The results indicated extracurricular involvement as associated with a significant percentage of the variance and as significantly improving the strength of prediction for all 5 outcome variables beyond the predictive strength of socioeconomic status. Results suggest increased extracurricular involvement predicts more...
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