The Impact of Poverty on Participation in Extracurricular Activities
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Type of Work33 p.
action research papers
ProgramMasters of Education
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SubjectsEducation -- Research papers (Graduate).
Student activities -- Economic aspects
Middle school education -- United States
Low-income students -- Student activities
Action research papers -- Education
The purpose of this descriptive study was to determine if poverty negatively impacts participation in extracurricular activities based on student responses. A 5 question survey was given anonymously to 279 middle school students to determine if their perspectives supported research. Results of this descriptive study were not in alignment with research. There were not a significant number of students who provided cost as the reason why they do not participate, which would have supported the research. Research on this topic should continue because it has been established in previous studies that poverty does have a negative impact on participation of extracurricular activities.