According to the research, it has been proved that participating in ECA can lead to
Students’ success. Research indicates that participation in extracurricular activities.
positively correlates with students’ academic and personal development. Students
participating in extracurricular activities have tremendous academic success and
remarkable character development. They also learn about time management and
leadership. They also have positive social development and greater interest in
Take a look at its significant benefits:
Research since the 1930s showed that students who participate frequently in ECA tend.
to have higher grades, better test scores and more positive educational experiences.
Another study in 2007 by Lipscomb, S. on Secondary school extracurricular involvement
and academic achievement: A fixed effects approach found that students who.
participate in athletic clubs tend to have increased math, science, and literacy scores as
well as problem-solving skills. ECA in arts and crafts results in higher academic scores
and better working skills.
Students participating in ECA report higher levels of self-concept and self-esteem. ECA
provides opportunities to develop personal interests and discover their strengths and
weaknesses, especially during secondary school when students are in the process of
character development when they need to grow confidence and learn to become.
comfortable with themselves. The character-building skills can be best cultivated during
ECA activities. Imagine a community service club where you build leadership skills and
teamwork whilst deepening the understanding of others. Participation in ECA builds.
students’ time management skills, leadership skills, self-confidence, resiliency and
ability to accept constructive criticism, which are all important to character development.
It also increased the sense of connectedness and friendships.
Group activities build teamwork and communication skills necessary for future success.
in their future work. Being in ECA groups helps them to grow their networks and bond.
with like-minded friends. A positive social group helps them to stay away from poor life.
choices. They also have an opportunity to connect with supportive adults who can.
become their mentors.
Students need to learn to reach out to the community outside the school and
understand the importance of giving back to the community and helping those in need.
Adults who volunteer to help others usually were once the students who took part in
ECA community activities.
ECA can provide your child with a well-rounded education and numerous benefits. They
also offer opportunities to explore new interests and passions, fostering personal growth
and confidence; encouraging your child to engage in extracurriculars can lead to a more
balanced and fulfilling education experience, enhancing their academic and personal.
Participating in ECA offers many benefits beyond what might be immediately apparent.
Additionally, from all the mentioned benefits, participating in ECA positively impacts.
university and job application by showcasing a well–rounded skill set. International
Education emphasizes the importance of being a well-rounded person. Well-rounded
person possesses a diverse range of skills, interests, and experiences, making them.
adaptable and capable in various situations. This quality allows a person to have a
broader perspective on life. It is an asset that opens doors in education and careers, but more importantly, it enhances the overall quality of life.
Christison, C. (2013). BU Journal of Graduate Studies in Education
Fredricks, J.A & Eccles, J.S. (2008). Participation in extracurricular activities in the middle school years
Lipscomb, S. (2007). Secondary school extracurricular involvement and academic achievement: A fixed effects approach. Economics of Education Review.