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Title: Co-curricular activities and students’ network
Authors: Neo, Kai Teng
Poh, Li Wen
Keywords: DRNTU::Social sciences::Psychology::Motivation
Issue Date: 2012
Abstract: Despite widespread research on the types of developmental outcomes (intellectual ability, cognitive and interpersonal skills) of Co-Curricular Activity (CCA), not much research has been conducted on the antecedents of these outcomes. A close examination of these outcomes seems to reveal that the network established during participation in CCA is the underlying factor. Research indicates that this could be because network provides social support and the cross-fertilization of ideas. Moreover, research surrounding CCA involvement in the Singapore context in general is limited although much support and resources are allocated to CCA by the Ministry of Education. Hence, this study is initiated to investigate the relationship between CCA involvement and network in the Singapore University context, to determine if a higher level of CCA involvement results in a stronger network formed. This study also looks into the motivation of joining CCAs as a moderator for this relationship. 300 undergraduates studying in the three autonomous Universities in Singapore took part in this study. It has been found that CCA involvement does explain for 10% of the variance in network. Intrinsic and extrinsic motivation are found to have no moderating effect on this relationship. Strengths and limitations of the study, as well as areas for future research are highlighted at the end of the report.
Rights: Nanyang Technological University
Fulltext Permission: restricted
Fulltext Availability: With Fulltext
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