Date of Award
Educational Specialist (EdS)
Department of Graduate Psychology
Students of diverse populations have the highest risk of becoming disengaged from school and dropping out. This study investigated the relationship between extra-curricular activity participation and psychological school engagement among a group of fifty-three diverse middle school students. The sample studied mostly lived in the United States their entire lives, participated in extra-curricular activities, and reported being affectively “engaged” in school. Among the students studied, no correlation between participation in extra-curricular activities was observed. Students of all ethnicities reported similar levels of psychological school engagement. However, a difference was found in Hispanic/Latino students, in that those who had spent less than their entire life in the United States were involved less in extra-curricular activities than other ethnic groups.
Intagliata, Andrew, "Extra-curricular Activity Participation and Psychological School Engagement in Ethnically Diverse Middle School Students" (2011). Educational Specialist. 54.