2006 Student Research Conference:
19th Annual Student Research Conference

Education

The Relationship between Fourth and Fifth Grade Students Involved In Extracurricular Activities and Their Level of Self-Esteem and Academic Achievement
Beth A. Lumsden♦
Dr. Christopher J. Maglio, Faculty Mentor

As children enter the upper elementary grades, the number of extracurricular activities that exist for them increases. The core question is as follows: Is there a relationship between students involved in extracurricular activities and their level of self-esteem and academic achievement. The researcher will use the causal-comparative method to examine the cause-and-effect relationship between variables. The sample will be comprised of fourth and fifth grade students attending school in Linn County Missouri. The Coopersmith Self-Esteem Inventory and a self-constructed questionnaire will be used to gather data. Once the data has been collected, the two-factor ANOVA will be used to analyze the data. It has been hypothesized that fourth and fifth grade students participating in extracurricular activities will have a higher level of self-esteem and a higher perceived level of academic achievement and that those students with a higher level of self-esteem will have a higher perceived level of academic achievement.

Keywords: Self-Esteem, Extracurricular, Elementary, Academic

Topic(s):Counseling

Presentation Type: Poster

Session: 60-6
Location: OP Lobby and Atrium
Time: 4:15

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