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Empirical evidence confirms the positive effects of extracurricular activities on schooling outcomes ...

„Empirical evidence confirms the positive effects of extracurricular activities on schooling outcomes and career prospects, and these effects tend to be largest for youth from deprived backgrounds.“

OECD (Hrsg.), „Society at a Glance 2016” (2016), S. 48

 

Attractive opportunities for young people can help build social and professional skills ...

„Attractive opportunities for young people to engage in sports, learn a musical instrument or get involved in handicraft and other practical activities can help build social and professional skills, while countering the risk of isolation.“

OECD (Hrsg.), „Society at a Glance 2016” (2016), S. 48

 

Estland, Europas PISA-2015-Sieger ...

„Most schools provide a rich offer of extracurricular activities in the large majority of municipalities.“

OECD (Hrsg.), „OECD Reviews of School Resources – Estonia“ (2016), S. 81

 

Extracurricular activities can improve students' cognitive and non-cognitive skills ...

„Extracurricular activities, such as sports activities and teams, debate clubs, academic clubs, bands, orchestras or choirs, can improve students’ cognitive and non-cognitive skills.“

OECD (Hrsg.), „PISA 2015 Results (Volume II): Policies and Practices for Successful Schools (2016), S. 218

 

The relationship between extracurricular activity involvement and substance use ...

„The relationship between extracurricular activity involvement and substance use generally appears to be negative (less substance use) even during a time in development when substance use tends to increase, except for the case of athletic participation.“

Dr. Amy Feldman Farb u. a., „Recent advances in research on school-based extracurricular activities and adolescent development“ in „Developmental Review“ 32 (2012), S. 30

 

Youth involved in sports reported higher self-esteem and were rated by teachers as more socially competent ...

„In a sample of 7th graders, McHale et al. found that youth involved in sports reported higher self-esteem and were rated by teachers as more socially competent and less shy and withdrawn than non-involved youth.“

Dr. Amy Feldman Farb u. a., „Recent advances in research on school-based extracurricular activities and adolescent development“ in „Developmental Review“ 32 (2012), S. 35

 

Students with little or no involvement in organized activities ...

„Linver et al. […] found that students with little or no involvement in organized activities had less positive development overall (social competence, confidence and positive identity, connections with peers and parents, character, and caring).“

Dr. Amy Feldman Farb u. a., „Recent advances in research on school-based extracurricular activities and adolescent development“ in „Developmental Review“ 32 (2012), S. 37