Extracurricular activities, positive youth development, and the role of meaningfulness of engagement

Authors: 
Matthew J. Bundick
Publication Year: 
2011
Publication name or Publisher: 
Journal of Positive Psychology, 6, 57-74. DOI: 10.1080/17439760.2010.536775

Previous research has shown that participation in extracurricular activities in high school can promote desirable outcomes, such as educational attainment and reduced problem behaviors, but little attention has been paid to relations with psychological indicators of positive youth development (PYD). Moreover, the p