Participation in Extracurricular Activities and Adolescent Adjustment: Cross-Sectional and Longitudinal Findings

Title:
Participation in Extracurricular Activities and Adolescent Adjustment: Cross-Sectional and Longitudinal Findings
Authors:
Darling, Nancy ( 0000-0003-3271-8132 )
Abstract:
This study extends previous understanding of the association between adolescent extracurricular activity participation and adjustment by asking whether participation in school-based extracurricular activities is associated with lower substance use and depression, higher grades and academic aspirations, and more positive attitude toward school. In addition, it examines the role of life events stress and time spent in activities as potential moderators of the association. Data come from an ethnically diverse sample of adolescents from 6 California highschools (N = 3,761). Cross-sectional results suggest participation is associated with more positive adolescent outcomes for all variables except alcohol use and depression, controlling for gender, ethnicity, and grade. Longitudinal analyses are consistent with these findings. Cumulative participation over a 3-year period predicts adolescent outcomes controlling for both Time 1 outcomes and demographic characteristics. In addition, within-person analyses reveal year-to-year covariation of participation and positive outcomes.
Citation:
Darling, Nancy. 2005. "Participation in Extracurricular Activities and Adolescent Adjustment: Cross-Sectional and Longitudinal Findings." Journal of Youth and Adolescence 34(5): 493-505.
Publisher:
Springer Verlag
DATE ISSUED:
2005-10
Department:
Psychology
Type:
Article
PUBLISHED VERSION:
10.1007/s10964-005-7266-8
Additional Links:
http://link.springer.com/10.1007/s10964-005-7266-8
PERMANENT LINK:
http://hdl.handle.net/11282/601146

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dc.contributor.authorDarling, Nancyen
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-10T19:22:03Zen
dc.date.available2016-03-10T19:22:03Zen
dc.date.issued2005-10en
dc.identifier.citationDarling, Nancy. 2005. "Participation in Extracurricular Activities and Adolescent Adjustment: Cross-Sectional and Longitudinal Findings." Journal of Youth and Adolescence 34(5): 493-505.en
dc.identifier.issn0047-2891en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11282/601146en
dc.description.abstractThis study extends previous understanding of the association between adolescent extracurricular activity participation and adjustment by asking whether participation in school-based extracurricular activities is associated with lower substance use and depression, higher grades and academic aspirations, and more positive attitude toward school. In addition, it examines the role of life events stress and time spent in activities as potential moderators of the association. Data come from an ethnically diverse sample of adolescents from 6 California highschools (N = 3,761). Cross-sectional results suggest participation is associated with more positive adolescent outcomes for all variables except alcohol use and depression, controlling for gender, ethnicity, and grade. Longitudinal analyses are consistent with these findings. Cumulative participation over a 3-year period predicts adolescent outcomes controlling for both Time 1 outcomes and demographic characteristics. In addition, within-person analyses reveal year-to-year covariation of participation and positive outcomes.en
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherSpringer Verlagen
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s10964-005-7266-8en
dc.relation.urlhttp://link.springer.com/10.1007/s10964-005-7266-8en
dc.subject.departmentPsychologyen_US
dc.titleParticipation in Extracurricular Activities and Adolescent Adjustment: Cross-Sectional and Longitudinal Findingsen_US
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Youth and Adolescenceen
dc.subject.keywordExtracurricular activitiesen_US
dc.subject.keywordLeisureen_US
dc.subject.keywordAdjustmenten_US
dc.subject.keywordAcademic achievementen_US
dc.subject.keywordDelinquencyen_US
dc.identifier.volume34en_US
dc.identifier.issue5en_US
dc.identifier.startpage493en_US
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Journal of Youth and Adolescenceen
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