The Role of School-Based Extracurricular Activities in Adolescent Development: A Comprehensive Review and Future Directions

  title={The Role of School-Based Extracurricular Activities in Adolescent Development: A Comprehensive Review and Future Directions},
  author={Amy F. Feldman and Jennifer L. Matjasko},
  journal={Review of Educational Research},
  pages={159 - 210}
This article reviews the contemporary literature on school-based activity participation, focusing on patterns of participation, academic achievement, substance use, sexual activity, psychological adjustment, delinquency, and young adult outcomes. Also, the authors discuss possible mediators and moderators of extracurricular activity participation in regard to adolescent development. The review indicates that the associations between school-based activity participation and these outcomes are… 
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