The Negative Effects Of Participation In Extracurricular Activities

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During adolescent years’ school becomes a very important aspect of a youth life. The success or failure of a youth during these critical years of social and cognitive development, can affect the choices an individual makes for years to come. Extracurricular activities are organized student activities connected with school usually carrying no academic credit (Wilson). The effects of participating or not participating in extracurricular activities can dramatically affect social skills, academic achievement, youth development, and can also contribute to potential negative effects of participation. Analyzing the relationship between student success and extracurricular activities is important to promote healthy youth development. Benefits of participation in extracurricular activities such as clubs, athletic opportunities, dance, Scouts, drama, youth groups, student council, and club …show more content…
A positive association between participation in various forms of physical activity and positive self- perception (Wilson). Giving students confidence about their physical and perhaps social selves. Among the many benefits of youth participation in extracurricular activities student athletes interact with peers, and work for the best interest of the team, developing leadership skills from working with instructors and parents. Roughly a third of parents with children ages 6 to 17 say they have helped coach their child in a sport of athletic activity (Pew Research Center). Parents and child relationship involving extracurricular sports can help a student develop a self-identity. This identification with school sports creates a social network that emphasizes the value of school academics, and continuing their education after high school (Wilson). Although there has been debate whether participation in extracurricular activities has a positive correlation with academic

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