Graduation Year

2006

Location

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

Start Date

8-4-2006 9:00 AM

End Date

8-4-2006 10:00 AM

Description

The high school years are important for a variety of reasons, which is partially due to the many responsibilities of students inside and outside the classroom. Research studies have shown that student academic achievement can be affected by extra-curricular activities and/or part-time jobs both positively and negatively. Consequently, the goal of this research project is to gain a better understanding how extra-curricular activities and/or part-time jobs influence academic achievement. By extensively reviewing prior studies and collecting data in the form of questionnaires and interviews, a multitude of conclusions can be drawn. Overwhelmingly, students seem to advocate the importance of extra-curricular activities and/or part-time jobs, but acknowledge the range of impacts on their academic achievement.

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Responsibilities and Academic Achievement

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

The high school years are important for a variety of reasons, which is partially due to the many responsibilities of students inside and outside the classroom. Research studies have shown that student academic achievement can be affected by extra-curricular activities and/or part-time jobs both positively and negatively. Consequently, the goal of this research project is to gain a better understanding how extra-curricular activities and/or part-time jobs influence academic achievement. By extensively reviewing prior studies and collecting data in the form of questionnaires and interviews, a multitude of conclusions can be drawn. Overwhelmingly, students seem to advocate the importance of extra-curricular activities and/or part-time jobs, but acknowledge the range of impacts on their academic achievement.