EFFECTS OF EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES TO THE ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE OF 2ND YEAR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS OF VILLAGE SCHOOL OF PARKWOODS SCHOOL YEAR 2012-2013
Generosa, Clariss Juwan M.
Village School Of Parkwoods
Submitted in Partial fulfillment of its requirements for Secondary Education School Year 2012-2013
THE PROBLEM AND ITS BACKGROUND
Nowadays, students not just study but also learn other things through extracurricular activities. Extracurricular activities are those that are not directly related to the general purpose of school education which is to teach students academically per se it teaches students variety of things that later on becomes their hobbies or interest like learning sports, cooking and etc. Extracurricular activities is said to have many good impacts on a student’s life whether it is academically or socially. Joining this activities make a student seem well rounded in knowing variety of things and responsible in managing their time wisely. Also, it bring students more closer to each other because these activities open up their social lives which later on form bonds based on common interest. These also serve as a break of the students from their lessons for what they learn from these activities is of their own interest. It is said that those students who joins in extracurricular activities perform better in school than those who are not. The researcher chose this topic for she is interested in wanting to know the effects of extracurricular activities to the academic performance of those high school students who are part of her research study.
Statement of the Problem
The main objective of this study is to know the effects of extracurricular activities to the academic performance of the 2nd year high school students of Village School of Parkwoods. This study aims to answer the following questions: 1. What are the effects of extracurricular activities to the student who participates in it?
2. Is the academic performance of those students who joins extracurricular activities better than those who are not?
The researcher thinks that the effects of extracurricular activities to a student who is part of it is that it makes him/her responsible enough to manage both school work and his/her activities and she thinks that the academic performance of those students who joins extracurricular activities is better than those who are no
Scope and Delimitation
This study focuses on gathering information to all 2nd year high school students of Village School of Parkwoods in academic year 2012-2013.
Importance of Study
1. The result or findings of this study will know the benefits of extracurricular activities.
2. The study was designed to determine if there was a significant difference in grade point average between students involved in extracurricular activities and students not involved in extracurricular activities.
RELATED LITERATURE AND STUDIES
This chapter presents the related literature and studies that the researcher was able to read in different libraries, books, magazines, articles, newspaper and studies.
Extra-curricular activities are those which are not related to the school's academic program but are important for the holistic development of a student. These activities allow students not only to train and nurture the skills they currently have, but also to unearth undiscovered talents and stir up new interests.1 Extracurricular activities that involve music, the arts, and sports can bring shy children out of their shells. It helps kids learn new skills, become more responsible, learn the importance of health and wellness, form new friendships and to develop a child’s confidence.2
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