Extra-Curricular Activities: It's Effect to Academic Performance As Perceived by Cultural and Sports Scholars of VMA Global College

Author: 

Jamesbert C. Gimeno, Jonh Rey D. Salanap

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VMA Global College

Date Published: 

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 - 16:45

VMA'ers engage in extra-curricular activities either as hobby; to improve their talents or for scholarships. This study was conducted to determine the perceived effects of extra-curricular activities to academic performance by 35 cultural and 44 sports scholars for SY 2011-2012, using a self-made questionnaire.

Majority of the respondents were first year (48.10%); male (68.35%); aged 16-18 (70.89%) and were taking up BS Marine Engineering (29.13%) and had a GPA of 83-85.99 (29.11%).

Scholars' schedule and duration of practice was moderate (m=3.4) and does not greatly affect their academic performance. The succession of days they had to skip classes for practice was moderate (m=3.62) and they have enough time to study. Perceived positive effects of extra-curricular activities were physical and mental readiness (m=4.18) and development of discipline (m=3.93), high extent). Scholarship was the foremost benefit (m=4.41); while gaining admiration and friends was of moderate extent (m=3.94). There was no significant effect existing between extra-curricular activities and academic performance.

It was recommended that better scholarship packages be provided to motivate scholars in their studies; schedule of classes be planned upon enrollment to avoid absences later for practice; trainings or seminars on time management be provided and strict standards on age and GPA be implemented.

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