Students evidence that sports participation positively relates to

Students participating in extracurricular activities while
they are schooling have become a very common circumstance in this era. Sports
is forms of competitive physical activity played by players through casual or
organized participation. Sport manage to provide relief and a sense relaxation
in a life of  monotony of routine.
Participating in sports helps to tackle the difficulty such as deprivation,
hurdles, and anguish. Much research advocate that there may be remarkable
correlations of sports participation with academic performance. Physical education and sport settings
are ripe with opportunities to form
lasting memories, and there is good evidence that they do—especially when the
memories are bad ones (Strean, 2009) ” A number of studies recveal that
students participating in extracurricular activites did better academically
than students who did not participate ” 
(Marsh & Kleitman, 2002, para. 7)

 

 

 

 
 According to an online survey
that has 6099 of Malaysia respondents responded, only 12.51% of the respondents
do not participate regularly in sports. Up to more than 80 % of the respondents
from Malaysia do participate frequently in sports.

 

 

 From
a research point of view, there is considerable evidence that sports
participation positively relates to academic achievement among youth (Gerber,
1996; Stegman & Stephens, 2000; Stephens & Schaban, 2002). Students who achieve outstanding
academic result and with high level of education are allegedly to be employed
or have more employment golden opportunities than those with less education and
earn with higher income. Accomplishing in academic is pivotal because to overcome
the technologically demanding occupations of the future  will require to achieve higher levels of
education. There is mounting evidence
that athletic participation has a positive effect on the lives of participating
students, especially in an academic arena (Stegman & Stephens, 2003).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 In this research, academic performance is
identified by the overall achievement in each study year of higher education
student which culminates in a Grade Point Average (GPA). Students’ achievement
in tests, course work and examinations would take into consideration for the grading
point system score. The formula of computing the grade point system is as shown
in the table below :

 

 
Current GPA =   Total of
(Credit Units x Grade points) 
                          Total number of modules taken by student

 

   The minimum
and maximum grading system point scores are 0 and 4.0 subsequently. This
grading system score signify that if the student score higher marks then the
better the students’ had performed academically. Fundamentally, the grading
point system will be an appropriate way to measure of a students’ academic
achievement.  Jayanthi, S. V. , Balakrishnan, S. , Ching,
A. L. S. , Latiff, N. A. A. , & Nasirudeen, A. (2014). 

 

 

 

 

 

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