Positive Impact of Extracurricular Activities on University Students in Lahore, Pakistan

. Rafiullah, Fakhar Zaman, Jehan zaib khan

Abstract

Extracurricular activities refer to the activities that take place outside of the regular (compulsory) school curriculum. These activities are voluntary, and students do not receive extra grades while participating in it, and have many positive impacts on students. These activities are sports, clubs, administration, music, arts and dramatization. Thus, this study aims to examine the positive impact of extracurricular activities on University students in Lahore, Pakistan. Cross sectional survey technique was used in the current study. The self-administered questionnaire distributed to the 200 students through convenient random sampling. Descriptive analysis was used to analyse the data while regression analysis has performed to test the research hypotheses. The findings of the current study showed that the university students of Lahore, who had participated in the extracurricular activities, had been improved their academic performance and self-concept. The study also suggested that there is a minor alteration in the behaviour of the students who had participated in extracurricular activities.

Int. J. Soc. Sc. Manage. Vol. 4, Issue-1: 22-31

Keywords

Extracurricular activities; University students; Behaviour; Self-concept; Students grade

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3126/ijssm.v4i1.16339

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