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Participation in sport, school achievement and adaptation of standard six boys by A. E. Strydom

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Published by Human Sciences Research Council in Pretoria .
Written in English



  • South Africa.


  • School sports -- South Africa.,
  • Academic achievement -- South Africa.

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Statement[by] A. E. Strydom.
SeriesInstitute for Manpower Research. Report, no. MT 4, Verslag MT ;, nr. 4.
LC ClassificationsGV345 .S85
The Physical Object
Pagination[x] 49 p.
Number of Pages49
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5339320M
LC Control Number72192935

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  We recorded the Leaving Certificate scores and sports participation from boys graduating from a secondary school in the Ireland during Sports participation was assigned 1 .   Data analysis. For the first step of the data analysis we created propensity scores to match students who reported engaging in school-organized sports at least 1–2 times per week to students who did not participate in school sports following Barth et al.'s () three-step approach. In the first step, we selected covariates for matching the treatment and comparison groups based on Cited by: employment are taken into account. Broh () found that participation in sport activities improves achievement while in other diminish achievement. Participation in interscholastic sport promotes student development and social ties among students and these benefits explain the positive effect of participation on achievement. In the Youth Indicators, report from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), we can see that athletic teams is the favored school-related extracurricular activity for boys in and at % and % respectively, out of a choice of music/performing arts, athletic teams, academic clubs, student council/government, and.

Just as studies at the collegiate level have found athletic participation to be both positive and negatively related to academic performance, the same came be seen at the high school level. However, in some of the early studies athletic participation was not seen to have an impact on academic achievement (Lumpkin & Favor, ). PE participation rates were small. Only a fraction of all students participate in varsity sports during the school year, with girls participating only slightly less than boys (33% vs 37%). Participation correlates negatively with SES and was lower among black and Hispanic students than white students, even after controlling for other variables. school and college attendance, whereas in other countries sport is mainly an outside school activity performed in sports clubs or public sport sites. Thus, it is unknown if results from the US can be generalized, or if they are caused by the institutional setting. Our paper is the first in analyzing the impact of non-professional sports among. RESEARCHARTICLE School Sport and Academic Achievement JOHN BRADLEY,PhDa FRANCIS KEANE,MEdb SUSAN CRAWFORD,PhDc ABSTRACT BACKGROUND: Physical Education and School Sport (PESS) is an integral part of the school curriculum in Ireland. Historically the ‘‘Healthy Body, Healthy Mind’’ philosophy has promoted the inclusion of PESS alongside more cognitive school.

  The goal of this cross-sectional analysis was to examine a partially mediated hypothesis linking school sports participation with academic achievement via positive body-weight image and global self-esteem. Method: Data are from a convenience sample of 3, students in the 6th to 9th grades from 14 schools in one North Carolina county.   Sports participation included the specific involvement in an organized sports team. For the purposes of this review, PA was used as the broad umbrella term for the independent variables (including sports participation, fitness, and physical education), unless otherwise noted. Dependent variables were identified as cognitive or academic outcomes. The study investigated the effect of social problems on the academic performance and social adjustment of senior secondary students in Shomolu Education District II of Lagos State. The descriptive survey design was adopted. The sample population.   On average participation rates in sports clubs among preschool and primary school age children amount to 56% among boys and 54% among girls. Comparing these rates with overall physical activity rates (77% among boys and 75% among girls) reveals that sports clubs constitute the major institution where children practice sports.