Student Council, Volunteering, Basketball, or Marching Band

  title={Student Council, Volunteering, Basketball, or Marching Band},
  author={Jacquelynne S. Eccles and Bonnie L. Barber},
  journal={Journal of Adolescent Research},
  pages={10 - 43}
  • J. Eccles, B. Barber
  • Published 1 January 1999
  • Psychology, Education
  • Journal of Adolescent Research
We examined the potential benefits and risks associated with participation in five types of activities: prosocial (church and volunteer activities), team sports, school involvement, performing arts, and academic clubs. Our sample included 1,259 mostly European American adolescents (approximately equal numbers of males and females). First, we explore the link between involvement in these activities and our indicators of positive and negative development. Involvement in prosocial activities was… 
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