Author: Asma Batool
Supervisor: Afsheen Masood, Ph.D
University: Institute of Applied Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan
The current research aimed to investigate the relationship between parental
involvement, participation in extracurricular activities and academic
performance in adolescent. The sampled group of 100 students (50 males
and 50 females) with a range of 13- 18 years was selected from
government sector high schools and colleges. Urdu version of Parental
Involvement Scale (Voydanoff & Donnelly, 1999) was used to assess the
parental involvement of students and indigenously developed Likert scale
of extracurricular activities was used to assess the student’s level of
participation in extracurricular activities. Academic performance was
presumed to be the aggregate average performance of previous two exams.
An indigenous demographic questionnaire was also used to seek
demographic information. Correlation analysis was performed to examine
the relationship between parental involvement, participation in
extracurricular activities and academic performance. Independent sample
t-test was performed to assess the gender differences. Findings of the study
showed significant relationship between parental involvement,
participation in extracurricular activities and academic performance. There
were significant gender differences in extracurricular activities and
academic performance, but there were non-significant gender differences
in parental involvement of adolescents (mothers vs. fathers).
Keywords: Parental Involvement, Extracurricular Activities, Academic Performance.
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