Develop a Thesis Statement: Teenagers, who are involved in after school activities, are less likely to engage in violent crime and will have a higher personal success rate.
1. Article Title: The Relationship Between Out-of-School Activities and POSmVE Youth Development: An Investigation of the Influences of Communities and Family.
Summary Paragraph: The purpose of this study is to prove that those who are engaged in leisure activities after school tend to engage in more positive behavior than those students who do not. The researchers used a sample group of 304, 5th to 12th grade students in the Midwestern United States, living in rural and urban areas, with various different ethic backgrounds. The data was conducted by having the student along with the family meet at a given place and time, to answer a set of given interview questions. The study supported the hypothesis, in that youth, who are involved in extracurricular activities, express more pro-social behavior as well as have a better outlook on family and community values. This study highly supports my thesis because it proves the argument that those who are occupying themselves and busy with programs after school hours, are less likely to engage themselves in violent, or problematic actions and behaviors after school hours.
APA Style Reference:
Morrissey, K. M., & Werner-Wilson, R. J. (2005).
THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN OUT-OF-SCHOOL ACTIVITIES AND POSmVE YOUTH DEVELOPMENT: AN INVESTIGATION OF THE INFLUENCES OF COMMUNITIES AND FAMILY. Adolescence, 40(157).
2. Article Title: A Meta-Analysis of After-School Programs That Seek to Promote Personal and Social Skills in Children and Adolescents
The main purpose of this article is to...