Is Participation in Organized Leisure-Time Activities Associated with School Performance in Adolescence?

@inproceedings{Badura2016IsPI,
  title={Is Participation in Organized Leisure-Time Activities Associated with School Performance in Adolescence?},
  author={Petr Badura and Erik Sigmund and Andrea Madarasov{\'a} Geckov{\'a} and Dagmar Sigmundov{\'a} and Jan Sirucek and Jitse P van Dijk and Sijmen A Reijneveld},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2016}
}
BACKGROUND Organized leisure-time activities (OLTA) have been identified as a context suitable for improvement of school performance. This study aimed to assess the associations between participation in OLTA and school engagement, school-related stress, academic achievement and whether these associations differ by specific pattern of OLTA participation, gender and age. Furthermore, it assessed whether OLTA participants are more likely to acquire support for schoolwork from outside the family… CONTINUE READING
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