THE NEXUS BETWEEN CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES AND ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE: A CASE STUDY OF HIGHER SECONDARY SCHOOLS OF KAMBER, SHAHDADKOT

  • Ali Mustafa Abro
  • Dr. Asif Ali Shah
  • Dr. Sobia Shafaq Shah
Keywords: Co-curricular Activities, Academic Performance, Secondary Schools, Students

Abstract

The co-curricular activities are conceptualized as a crucial aspect of students’ collective learning and personal development in developed countries; however, there is a lack of empirical research concerning the contribution of co-curricular activities in achieving academic progress in school settings within developing countries. This research aims at investigating the impact of co-curricular activities on academic performance of secondary school students in the context of rural areas of Pakistan. By employing the quantitative research paradigm, the survey questionnaire was distributed to500 secondary school students from five randomly selected secondary schools in the district of Kamber,Shahdadkot. The study data were analyzed by correlation and regression techniques with the help of SPSS. The study findings identified that the students’ engagement Inco-curricular activities could positively contribute to their academic performance. This reflects that the provision of co-curricular activity opportunities appear to be pivotal for improved academic performance of students within secondary school settings .

Author Biographies

Ali Mustafa Abro
Ali Mustafa Abro is working as are search scholar at Mehran University Institute of Science, Technology and Development, MUET Jamshoro. He has his research on different social issues. Mr. Abro can be contacted via email atalimustafaabro07@gmail.com
Dr. Asif Ali Shah
Dr. Asif Ali Shah is working as Assistant Professor at Mehran University Institute of Science, Technology and Development MEUT Jamshoro. Dr As if his vast experience of research in the domain of’ public policy, higher education and social issues. He can be contacted at asifali.shah@muet.edu.pk
Dr. Sobia Shafaq Shah
Dr. Sobia Shafaq Shah is working as Associate Professor in the Institute of Business Administration, University of Sindh, Jamshoro. Dr Sobia has vast research experience in the domain of management, banking and finance, higher education, and training and development. She can he contacted at sobiashah@hotmail.com

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2018-07-15