Structured extracurricular activities among adolescents: Findings and implications for school psychologists

@article{Gilman2004StructuredEA,
  title={Structured extracurricular activities among adolescents: Findings and implications for school psychologists},
  author={R. Gilman and J. Meyers and L. P{\'e}rez},
  journal={Psychology in the Schools},
  year={2004},
  volume={41},
  pages={31-41}
}
One factor that contributes to adolescent positive mental health is active engagement. Engagement is defined as any activity that is initiated to attain an outcome. In general, two forms of activities exist that correspond with engagement: solitary, non-structured, and non-cooperative pursuits, often without adult supervision (e.g., playing video games, watching television) and highly structured, collaborative activities that are under the guidance of a competent set of adults (i.e., structured… Expand
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