Primary Advisor/Dissertation Chair
Secondary Advisor/Reader One
Carrie Jo Richards
The research question addressed in this project was to find out if there is a connection between extra-curricular (EC) activities and high school belonging, academics, and college/career readiness that makes school a more positive experience overall. The primary focus of this project was on finding if there is a positive impact on involvement in EC activities with regard to school belonging and college/career readiness along with higher achieving academics. An online survey was administered to the student body and there were individual interviews conducted. Along with analyzing literature, the researcher looks into his background of EC activities and how it has shaped him as an educator and coach. Research suggested individuals found EC activities developed a better sense of belonging and higher academic achievement.
Extended Literature Review
Achievement, Character Education, Grades/ Student Performance, Physical Education
Richards, Mike, "Involvement In Extracurricular Activities And Overall High School Experience: Academics, School Belonging, And Career/College Readiness" (2018). School of Education and Leadership Student Capstone Theses and Dissertations. 4461.
School of Education Student Capstone Theses and Dissertations