High School Athletic and Extracurricular Participation Related to Academic Achievement and School Engagement

dc.contributor.advisor Rust, James
dc.contributor.author Morris, Miranda Lauren
dc.contributor.committeemember Brinthaupt, Tom
dc.contributor.committeemember Marshall, Seth
dc.contributor.department Psychology en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2017-10-04T20:17:40Z
dc.date.available 2017-10-04T20:17:40Z
dc.date.issued 2017-06-12
dc.description.abstract The current study looked at how participation in athletics and/or other extracurricular activities correlated with academic achievement and student engagement in high school. The study involved 150 college students reporting about their high school experiences. Retrospective data points were used to look for significant correlations. Athletic participation and extracurricular participation were measured using author-created checklists. Grade point average (GPA) also was measured using self-reported data. The Behavioral-Emotional-Cognitive School Engagement Scale (BEC-SES) measured school engagement (Li, 2010). No data were found to support the study’s 6 hypotheses. However, it was found that students who participated in high school sports had higher Emotional School Engagement scores than students who participated in community sports or did not participate in sports. Females had higher self-reported GPAs than males. Finally, females had higher BEC-SES Total, Behavioral, and Cognitive School Engagement scores than males.
dc.description.degree M.A.
dc.identifier.uri http://jewlscholar.mtsu.edu/xmlui/handle/mtsu/5452
dc.publisher Middle Tennessee State University
dc.subject Athletics
dc.subject Engagement
dc.subject Extracurricular
dc.subject GPA
dc.subject High
dc.subject School
dc.subject.umi Educational psychology
dc.thesis.degreegrantor Middle Tennessee State University
dc.thesis.degreelevel Masters
dc.title High School Athletic and Extracurricular Participation Related to Academic Achievement and School Engagement
dc.type Thesis
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