Robins Global News & Noticias

  • Shipping Advice
    Shipping Advice
  • Featured Guest Post
    Featured Guest Post
  • Featured Guest Post
    Featured Guest Post
  • Featured Guest Post
    Featured Guest Post
  • Trump Pence News
    Trump Pence News
  • Weather Alerts
    Weather Alerts

RobinsPost News Network

+ Larger Font | + Smaller Font

Consumer Daily Reports

Consumer News: Recreational sports can positively affect students' classroom performance

PhotoWhile some students can find it difficult to balance extracurricular activities with school requirements, a new study conducted by researchers from Michigan State University found that engaging in sports could positively benefit college students in the classroom.

According to the researchers, recreational sports were found to not only help college students’ performance in the classroom, but it also pushed them to continue their studies.

“At the end of the year, students who played sports dropped or failed a total average of six credits compared to 7.7 credits among non-playing students,” said researcher Kerri Valsod.

Reaping the rewards

To see just how pivotal playing sports was for college students, the researchers evaluated nearly 1,800 freshman at Michigan State University who enrolled in intramural sports.

The researchers accounted for outside factors, such as first generation college students, high school GPA, living on campus versus living off campus, race, gender, and socioeconomic status.

“The only thing that was different between these students was whether they played or not,” said researcher Jim Pivarnik. “You can’t just say one person was smarter in high school than the other or his or her socioeconomic status was better. We addressed all that, with all things being equal.”

The study revealed that intramural sports considerably affected students’ academic performance -- in a positive way. Students who played sports not only had higher GPAs -- 3.25 for athletes compared to 3.07 for non-athletes -- but they were also nearly three times as likely to return to school at the end of the year.

Additionally, these students were also less likely to fail or drop classes during their freshman year compared with students who didn’t play sports. They were also 40 percent more likely to earn sophomore standing at the university at year’s end.

The researchers do warn that students don’t need to go overboard with joining teams and activities, as that can get overwhelming. However, finding what works for them personally can be incredibly effective.

“Don’t go crazy,” Pivarnik said. “Don’t join 20 teams. Grab some friends, find a moderate number of activities, and get involved in something different. The four-to-seven range seems to be effective and is linked to a higher GPA.”

Keeping a good mindset

While this study focuses strictly on how playing sports can affect college students academically, previous studies have shown how staying physically active can be beneficial for those coping with mental health issues, which a large number of college students are.

Researchers from Binghamton University recently found that college students can end up in bouts of bad behavior after just one poor decision, which can ultimately affect everything from their grades to their social lives and mental and physical health.

These findings emphasize just how important having a team or other forms of social support can be to college students’ overall wellbeing. According to Pivarnik, this is part of the beauty of intramural sports, as students “don’t have to be… all-star basketball player[s] or have played ultimate frisbee before.”

“It’s an inclusive environment and helps students do better and creates a new home,” Pivarnik added.”

Posted: 2019-05-13 16:55:57

Get Full News Story On Consumer Affairs

Listen to this article. Speaker link opens in a new window.
Text To Speech BETA Test Version.

Print Friendly and PDF Share Embed

Related News Stories From The Web And More

Related Bing News

Consumer News: Recreational sports can positively affect students' classroom performance | Consumer Daily Reports | RobinsPost News Network - Newscast

Recreational sports can positively affect students' classroom performance

Mon, 13 May 2019 10:00:00 GMT

While some students can find it difficult to balance extracurricular activities with school requirements, a new study conducted by researchers from Michigan State University found that engaging in ...

40,000 Classroom Observations Point to Three Key Strategies for Continuous Improvement

Mon, 22 Oct 2018 10:20:00 GMT

What effect does student engagement have on student performance and school quality? A lot, according to the more than 80,000 hours of classroom observations we ... high levels of student engagement. ...

Submission: Students must speak up in defense of professor Keith Fink

Sun, 04 Jun 2017 22:19:00 GMT

For example, Fink pointed out that the department has a responsibility to avoid having a “biased” faculty member evaluate him since their bias against him would affect ... performance, the department ...

The importance of giving students a voice

Thu, 17 Sep 2015 11:25:00 GMT

‘Student voice’ is the individual and collective perspective and actions of students ... chance to affect decision-making. A focus on student-centred classes substantially increases ...

New Research Shows PBS LearningMedia's Impact on Student Achievement

Tue, 12 May 2015 17:00:00 GMT

Key findings include: Across subject areas, student performance ... positively affect learning outcomes.” PBS LearningMedia offers more than 100,000 digital resources aligned to national and Common ...

Related Bing Web Search

Recreational sports can positively affect students ...

(Sun, 12 May 2019 23:54:00 GMT)

Recreational sports can positively affect students' classroom performance Researchers say college students are more likely to stay in school when they’re part of a team

Use of Classroom Routines to Support the Learning Process

(Tue, 07 May 2019 05:44:00 GMT)

in the classroom, it is often necessary for teachers to change their own behaviors (Vaughn, Bos, & Schumm, 2000). The same strategies and procedures will not necessarily be equally effective with all students. Classroom routines can positively affect students’ academic performance as

The impact of video games on academic performance ...

(Tue, 07 May 2019 00:22:00 GMT)

Unleash these fun tools into the classroom and witness increased motivation, collaboration, and even a boost in academic performance. Still don’t believe that video games have a valid place in the educational world? Well, before giving them the snub, check out these positive effects of video games on students’ academic performance.

Creating an Effective Classroom Environment: Factors Which ...

(Fri, 17 May 2019 09:36:00 GMT)

As educators, it is our responsibility to create an atmosphere conducive to learning and where students can find a sense of place. There are a variety of things you can do to positively affect learning when it comes to setting up your classroom.

Assessing Student Affect - Educational Leadership

(Fri, 17 May 2019 04:28:00 GMT)

All About Assessment / Assessing Student Affect W. James Popham Student affect—the attitudes, interests, and values that students exhibit and acquire in school—can play a profoundly important role in students' postschool lives, possibly an even more significant role than that played by students' cognitive achievements.

How Stress Affects Students (And What to do About it)

(Thu, 16 May 2019 13:48:00 GMT)

In life, stress is unavoidable. Everyone, students included, experience stress at one moment or another and in a variety of ways. Studies conducted to establish how stress affect performance of college students have convincingly shown that, while low levels of stress can improve concentration for short periods of time, too much stress affects students negatively.

Does Poor Classroom Management Affect a Child's Behavior ...

(Thu, 16 May 2019 03:11:00 GMT)

When it comes to teaching, classroom management is a fundamental skill to master. To learn effectively, students need a positive classroom environment, free of distractions. They need to follow rules and have respect for their teacher, their peers and themselves. Just as strong classroom management can help a child to succeed, poor classroom management can interfere with your child’s ability ...

How cultural differences may affect student performance ...

(Sun, 13 Mar 2016 23:56:00 GMT)

Parenting » Emotional smarts » How cultural differences may affect student performance How cultural differences may affect student performance Children in various cultures learn different rules for communicating with adults through facial expressions, body language and physical gestures.

3 Ways Nutrition Influences Student Learning Potential and ...

(Thu, 16 May 2019 04:58:00 GMT)

Likewise, improved nutrition has the potential to positively influence students’ academic performance and behavior. Though researchers are still working to definitively prove the link, existing data suggests that with better nutrition students are better able to learn, students have fewer absences, and students’ behavior improves, causing ...

Association between Participation in Sports and Academic ...

(Fri, 17 May 2019 23:33:00 GMT)

Association between Participation in Sports and Academic Achievement of College Students ... Sports and academic performance of students has been a topic of debate for years. The ... from the classroom and divert students’ attention from study. They further say that it is not

Related News Story Videos From Youtube

The Pygmalion Effect and the Power of Positive Expectations

Related Videos On: The Pygmalion Effect and the Power of Positive Expectations

The Power of Positivity | Brain Games

Related Videos On: The Power of Positivity | Brain Games

How Poverty Affects Classrooms

Related Videos On: How Poverty Affects Classrooms

Flexible Classroom Design Improves Student Performance

Related Videos On: Flexible Classroom Design Improves Student Performance

Positive education; teaching wellbeing

Related Videos On: Positive education; teaching wellbeing

Blow Us A Whistle

Comments (Whistles) Designed By Disqus

Company Information

Official Content Providers


We recommend Firefox 3 (and above), Edge, and Chrome for dynamic performance.
© 2008-2019 RobinsPost (The Bird's Eye View Company) All rights are reserved.
RobinsPost provides links to news sites based on their RSS feeds.
All trademarks, copyrights, videos, photos and logos are owned by news sources.
News stories, videos and live streams are from trusted sources:
Bing News, Google News, and YouTube Search Results.
ROBINSPOST Is Proudly Made In America.
Where Quality, Safety and Service Comes First.