Background of the Study
Competent leaders come from competent students. Future leaders of country should possess the skills that will suit the needs of one’s nation. In this way, the country’s goals and perspectives can be easily achieved. Through careful practices, learners’ actions are being improved which is one of the factors in having a progressive and well-literate society. Extracurricular activities play a vital role in the educational attainment of the students in the society. Together with the academic activities, students’ knowledge and skills are enhanced. More Filipinos are getting skilled and more efficient in their proposed jobs and improved practices are applied by the learners not only in the school but also in their daily activities. School exercises help students gain experience in the variety of areas that will enhance their own personality. Through their participation in sports, theater arts, clubs and organizations, students learn cooperation, teamwork and time management. It can help students discover their hidden talents and learn about things outside their own environment. It also enhances the skills of a person and makes him improved his own personality especially his physical aspects.
Students who are involved in extracurricular activities are more likely to become leaders, more willing to complete tasks and voice opinions. It is also a way to make their social, political, and career interests go further and better.1
As a whole, extracurricular activities have a great part and contribution to the performance of one’s country. It is one of the instruments in amending the future builders of one’s native land and in sustaining the consistency of his society.1
Studying and indulging in extracurricular activities are both tiring activities. These motions need extra-effort among students. Both of these give benefits to learners that could be very helpful in working their daily enterprise. These two variables fulfill the educational attainment of children and it fits the youth’s environment.
Moreover, many observations have been made in relation to the effects of this activity in students’ academic life.Students want to know on how this thing affects their academic performance. What are the feelings they acquire when they participate school actions. Does it benefits them or not, or if it is useful in overcoming their daily activities. These are the certain reasons behind the formulation of this study. After several careful observations, the researchers come up with an endeavor. The aim therefore of the study is to find out the relation of extracurricular activities to the academic performance of the High School students in University of Eastern Philippines Laoang, Laoang Northern Samar.
Statement of the Problem
This study focused on the relationship of joining extracurricular activities to the academic performance of the High School students in University of Eastern Philippines Laoang, Laoang, Northern Samar this school year 2011-2012. Specifically, this study will answer the following queries:
1. What is the profile of the students of University of Eastern Philippines Laoang in terms of: a. age,
c. year level,
d. onthly Family Income, and
e. extra-curricular activities indulged in by the
2. What is the effect of joining extracurricular activities to the academic performance of the respondents? 3. What is level of the academic performance of the respondents? 4. Is there a significant relationship between joining the extracurricular activities and the academic performance of the respondents.
Objectives of the Study
In order to distinguish the relation of extracurricular activities to the academic performance of the students in University of Eastern Philippines Laoang Laboratory High School, Laoang, Northern Samar, the following objectives are formulated: 1. To find out the profile of the students of University Laboratory High School...