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dc.contributor.advisorLewis, Timothy J., 1960-eng
dc.contributor.authorWachsmuth, Seaneng
dc.date.issued2013eng
dc.date.submitted2013 Summereng
dc.descriptionTitle from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on November 15, 2013).eng
dc.description.abstractStudents with EBD have difficulties both academically and socially and experience poor outcomes compared to their peers with and without disabilities. Extracurricular activities are positively associated with improved academic performance, social interaction with peers and adults, and school engagement. The availability of extracurricular activities and the benefits associated with them make participation a potentially valuable addition to current interventions for students with EBD. The present study surveyed 80 students with EBD and 41 typical students about their involvement in school and community-based extracurricular activities as well as their social skill use and level of school engagement. Results supported previous research reporting that students with EBD participate in extracurricular activities at similar rates to typical students. Further, students with EBD who report participation in extracurricular activities scored higher on measures of social skills and school engagement than students with EBD who do not report participation. This study provides initial evidence that extracurricular activity participation may provide an avenue for students with EBD to improve behaviors related to academic performance, generalize and maintain skills they learn through social skills training programs, and increase their engagement with school which as a key component in reducing dropout. Limitations are presented along with implications for future research and practice.eng
dc.format.extentvii, 120 pageseng
dc.identifier.oclc870338843eng
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10355/40120
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.32469/10355/40120eng
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartofcollectionUniversity of Missouri--Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Dissertations.eng
dc.titleAn examination of the extracurricular activity participation, social skills, and school engagement of students with emotional and behavioral disorderseng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplineSpecial education (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelDoctoraleng
thesis.degree.namePh. D.eng


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