EFFECTS OF EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES ON ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE OF SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS IN SOUTHERN CHRISTIAN COLLEGE
By: Gerojames Cobol
NATURE AND ITS BACKGROUND
The way children choose to spend their free time can affect their school performance; it is not simply traditional in- class instruction that affect academic achievement (Stephen & Schaben, 2002).
The development of extracurricular activities was slow in the beginning, with many seeing it simply as a fad that would pass and quickly fade out of style (Milliard, 1930). Many extracurricular activities have proven to be beneficial in building and strengthening academic achievement, even if the activities are not obviously related to academic subjects (Marsh & Kleitman, 2002).
The problems of our research are to know the effects of extracurricular activities on academic performance and what extracurricular activities affect their academic performance. There is a need to conduct this study so that we will be able to know the impacts in the Senior High School students because as we know there are students who failed in class and students who excel in class for being involved in extracurricular activities either inside or outside the campus of Southern Christian College.
Statement of the Problem
The purpose of the study will seek answers to these following questions:
- What is the demographic profile of the respondents?
- What are the effects of extracurricular activities in the academic performance?
- What are the top 3 extracurricular activities affect the students’ academic performance?
Objectives of the Study
This study aims to determine the various effects of extracurricular activities they participated in the school and at the same time to identify the top 3 extracurricular activities they participated.
Significance of the Study
The following will be the beneficiaries of this study:
Students. They will be able to understand the importance of the academic excellence and extracurricular activities in their school performance.
Teachers. They will be able to recognize who are the students active in extracurricular activities and in academic performance.
Parents. They will be able to help their children to manage their time in involving themselves in academic performance and extracurricular activities.
Future Researchers. This will serve as their reference tool in their related topic and studies.
Scope and Limitations of the Study
This study will be conducted at Southern Christian College, Quezon Avenue, Poblacion5, Midsayap, and Cotabato. The study will used descriptive method design. There will be 85 respondents overall but 5 respondents only in every section that should be taken from Grade 11 Senior High School students and it will be conducted on February 15, 2017.
Review of Related Literature
This chapter presents some major concepts, ideas, and findings on the effects of extracurricular activities on academic performance of Senior High School Students.
According to IGI Global (2017), academic performance is defined by students’ reporting of past semester CGPA/GPA and their expected GPA for the current semester. The GPA is better measurement because it provides a greater insight into the relative level of performance of individuals and different group of students.
The influence of parent involvement on academic success had not only been noted among researchers, but also among policy makers who have integrated efforts aimed at increasing parent involvement into broader educational policy initiative.
Allowing your child to get involved in extracurricular activities, these activities a school is a wise choice and it can be very important in helping them to develop many working skills, people skills and more.
Nemours Organization (2001) stated that the participating in extracurricular activities helps you in other ways. It looks good on job applications and shows admission officers and employers you’re well-rounded and responsible.
Brenzel (2017) emphasized that extracurricular also play a part when you apply to colleges. Most college applications ask about your activities. That
Importance of Extracurricular Activities
Extracurricular activities allow students to develop leadership, create lasting friendships, give back to their community, give back to their community, belong to their community, belong to the school family, and find success outside of the classroom. Extracurricular activities can enhance a student’s life, and they can give the students additional skills that they will use for the remainder of their lives.
Impact on Students’ Achievement
The impact that participation in extracurricular activities has on student achievement has been debated for several years. According to Eccles and Barber (1999), adolescents who are involved in extracurricular activities achieve at higher rates than children who are not involve in activities.
A study conducted by Hass (2004), activities Director at Ogilvie High School, concluded that participation in extracurricular activities did have a positive impact on student achievement. He states that participating in sports socializes adolescents in ways that promotes educational success.
This chapter describes the research design, locale of the study, respondents of the study, research design, data gathering procedures, and data analysis.
The researchers in the study will use descriptive research design focuses on the effects of extracurricular activities to the academic performance among the Senior High School Students at Southern Christian College.
Locale of the Study
This study will be conducted at Southern Christian College, Midsayap, Cotabato during the academic year 2016-2017. It is owned by the United Church of Christ in the Philippines (UCCP) church and private institution located at Poblacion 5, Midsayap, Cotobato.
Respondents of the Study
The respondents of the study will be taken from Grade 11 Senior High School students of Southern Christian College where the researchers will have five (5) students in every section and either male or female.
The sampling design was used is quota sampling
This study will use a researcher-made questionnaire in gathering data. This will be administered during the second semester of the academic year 2016-2017. The instruments will be composed of three (3) parts; part I will seek the profile of the respondents; part II will seek the top (3) three activities in where the Senior High School students participated most; part III will seek the effects of extracurricular activities in academic performance.
Data Gathering Procedure
Before the conduct of the research, a letter will be sent to the Senior High School principal for the approval to administer the questionnaire to the students. After the approval the questionnaire will be administered to the respondents with the researchers guiding them through the items.
The data collection concerning Part I for the respondents will be analyzed using simple frequency and percentage count. Part II for seeking the top (3) three activities in where the Senior High School students participated most will be tabulate and analyze using percentage and rank. Part III seeking the effects of extracurricular activities in academic performance will be tabulate and analyze using mean, standard deviation and the description by using number scale.
1 – 1.49 Disagree
1.5 – 2.49 Strongly Disagree
2.5 – 3.49 Agree
3.5 – 4.00 Strongly Agree
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