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Student engagement in extracurricular activities and academic performance: Exploring gender differences
Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice (2014)
  • Avi Zacherman
  • John D. Foubert, Oklahoma State University
Abstract
The effects of time spent in extracurricular activities on academic performance was tested. A curvilinear relationship between hours per week spent involved in extracurricular activities and grade point average was discovered such that a low amount of extracurricular involvement was beneficial to grades, while a high amount can potentially hurt academic performance in college students. Important gender differences were present such that very high involvement was particularly detrimental to men’s academic performance.
Publication Date
2014
Citation Information
Avi Zacherman and John D. Foubert. "Student engagement in extracurricular activities and academic performance: Exploring gender differences" Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice Vol. 51 Iss. 2 (2014)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/john_foubert/55/