Background of the Study
Students are very fond of joining in non-academic co-curricular activities in school. Such activities are being part of the school varsity, particularly on the basketball, volleyball, badminton, table tennis, chess, dama, scrabble and word factory. They also join in the CAT, BSP and GSP, the Council of Mattheans and the Kabataang Barangay. They say that the main reason why they join in such activities is because they want to enhance their skills on the said activities.
More than 50% of the students in their teenage years want to get involved in such activities.
Some say that most of the students who are geting involved in non-academic co-curricular activities are having a hard time in coping-up with their lessons.
In this study, the researchers themselves are also involved on multiple non-academic co-curricular activities in school. For them, the main reason they joined in such activities is for their school's pride. Focusing on the efects of being involved in a particular co-curricular activity, it would be beneficial for them to know the results of the study. They will also know the actual problems that a student who has multiple non-academic co-curricular activities encounters.
Since St. Matthew College is celebrating its 30 years of existence, many students desire to be a part of an activity that would represent the school. Knowing he effects of joining in such activities on the students' academic performance is also a serious need.
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