Participation in School-Based Extracurricular Activities and Adolescent Adjustment

  title={Participation in School-Based Extracurricular Activities and Adolescent Adjustment},
  author={Nancy K. Darling and Linda L. Caldwell and Robert W. Smith},
  journal={Journal of Leisure Research},
  pages={51 - 76}
This paper examines the association between participation in school-based extracurricular activities (ECAs) and adolescent adjustment (drinking, marijuana use, grades, academic attitudes and academic aspirations) among students from six high schools. Three major issues were addressed: the potential confounding of selective EGA participation by better adjusted students and measures of adjustment, variability in the strength of the association between ECA participation and adjustment as a… 
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