Extracurricular Activities Are Offered On Every Single

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Extracurricular activities are offered on every single college campus around the world and these extracurricular activities can be associated with sports, singing, dancing, yoga, Greek Life, photography etc. There have been few studies that try to show a correlation between the social and emotional satisfaction that is acquired due to being involved with extracurricular activities, and getting social satisfaction from these activities may make the student in question have less stress in their day to day life due to their involvement in the extracurricular activity. There have been studies however that relate towards coping skills of stress and having less stress overall due to the students in the study taking an extracurricular class …show more content…

The variables in our study are Stress, Extracurricular Activities, and Social Satisfaction. Stress is defined as a state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or very demanding circumstances. Social Satisfaction is when someone has enough social stimulation in their active life as to where they don’t feel like they have as much stress. Social satisfaction could also have effects on the students’ academic performance as well. Extracurricular activities are activities that do not fall within the scope of a regular curriculum while carrying no kind of academic credit. Similar to athletics or clubs as well as Greek fraternities or sororities.
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Nancy Darling (2016) explains that students that participate in extracurricular activities tend to be in an environment where they will have much more social experience, as well as have much more interactions with their peers. She notes that the students that participate in the activities tend to say that they have lower levels of stress and tend to have high life satisfaction due to the activities that they are doing in the activity. In her study, Nancy shows that students who participated in the extracurricular activities had higher grades, more positive attitudes towards their studies in school, and having overall lower self-reported levels of depression, and lower levels of substance abuse. The students that didn’t participate in the

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