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THE IMPACT OF CO-CURRICULUM

TOWARDS ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT


AMONG SECONDARY SCHOOL
STUDENTS

INTRODUCTION
Problem statement

Nowadays, it is compulsory for each student


to get involved in co-curriculum activities.
Most of the students prefer to concentrate
towards academic rather than cocurriculum without realizing the benefits of
co-curriculum involvement in enhancing
their interpersonal skill.
To meet
the
National
Educational
Philosophy.

CONT.
Research objective
To identify the impact of co-curriculum
towards academic achievement among
secondary school student.
To study the impact of co-curriculum towards
academic achievement among secondary
school student between gender.
To investigate the impact of co-curriculum
towards academic achievement among
secondary school student between science
stream and art stream.

CONT.
Research Question
What is the impact of co-curriculum towards
academic achievement among secondary school
student.

What is the impact of co-curriculum towards


academic achievement among secondary school
student between gender.

What is the impact of co-curriculum towards


academic achievement among secondary school
student between science stream and art stream.

CONT.
Definition of term
Co-curriculum

Defined as those activities that enhance and


enrich the regular curriculum during normal
school days. They are also referred to as
extracurricular, extra-class, non-class, schoollife, and student activities (Tan & Pope, 2007).
Academic

achievement
Defined as a students performance in grades and
standardized tests (Francis, et al., 2004).

CONT.

Gender refers to the array of socially


constructed roles and relationships, personality
traits, attitudes, behaviors, values, relative
power and influence that society ascribes to
the two sexes on a differential basis (Esplen &
Jolly, 2006)
Race refers to a tribe, people, or nation
belonging to the same stock; a division of
humankind
possessing
traits
that
are
transmissible by descent and sufficient to
characterize it as a distinctive human type
(Haynes & Smedley, 2004)

LITERATURE REVIEW

The participation in co-curricular activities


has positive impact on personal development
for both genders (Leung, Ng, and Chan,
2011).
The participation in some non-academic cocurricular activities might not directly
benefit academic performance (Leung, Ng,
and Chan, 2011).
Participation in co-curricular activities is
widely thought to play a key role in students
academic success (Huang & Chang, 2004).

CONT.

Co-curricular activities were positively


correlated to academic performance (Hanks
& Eckland, 1976; Camp, 1990).
Most of the co-curricular activities are very
helpful in constructing and empowering the
academic achievements of the students,
although they do not have direct impact on
curricular achievements (Marsh and
Kleitman, 2002; Guest and Schneider, 2003).

METHODOLOGY & DESIGN

Population
The population of this study consisted of
students at SMK Puchong Perdana, Selangor.
The total numbers of respondents are 40
students consist 20 students from science
stream class and another 20 students from
art stream class among of 2386 total of
students.
Data collection method
We distributed the questionnaires to 40
students at SMK Puchong Perdana

CONT.
Instrument
The questionnaire contains 3 section:
Section A Demographic information of
students
Section B Co-curriculum activities
Section C Academic achievement

FINDING & DATA ANALYSIS


GENDER

15; 38%

25; 63%

Female
Male

CONT.
STREAM

20
18
16
14
12
10
8
6
4
2
0

20

Science

20

Art

CONT.

RACE

2; 5% 2; 5%

Malay
Indian
Chinese
36; 90%

CONT.
POSITION IN CO-CURRICULUM ACTIVITY

2.5%
37.5%
60%

MEMBER
AJK
SECRETARY

CONT.
THE NUMBER OF A'S THE STUDENTS OBTAINED IN PMR RESULT

12.5%

10%
20%

27.5%
15%
10%

5%

7A
6A
5A
4A
3A
2A
1A

CONT.
I THINK THAT CO-CURRICULUM ACTIVITIES ARE NOT IMPORTANT

5%

7.5%

87.5%

Strongly Disagree
Disagree
Agree

CONT.
I BELIEVED THAT MY PMR RESULT WAS RELIED ON MY PERFORMANCE IN ACADEMIC RATHER THAN CO-CURRICULUM

10%

75%

15%
Disagree
Agree
Strongly Agree

CONT.
I CAN ENHANCE MY COMMUNICATION SKILL THROUGHOUT MY INVOLVEMENT IN CO-CURRICULUM ACTIVITIES.

5%

14%

Strongly
Disagree
Disagree

81%

Agree
Strongly
Agree

CONT.
I'M VERY SATISFIED WITH MY PMR RESULT
20
15
10
5
0
15

18

CONT.
I'M ABLE TO APPLY MY EXPERIENCE IN CO-CURRICULUM ACTIVITIES TOWARDS ACADEMIC SUBJECT

8%

73%

20%

Strongly Disagree
Disagree
Agree
Strongly Agree

CONCLUSION

In overall, the involvement in the cocurriculum do not give high impact towards
students achievement because they believed
that their achievement in PMR Exam rely on
their effort in academic performance rather
than co-curriculum performance
Our findings are interrelated with the
research done by Leung, Ng, and Chan, 2011
that conclude the participation in some nonacademic co-curricular activities might not
directly benefit academic performance

RECOMMENDATIONS

The facilities in school should be


improved.
Teacher should involved together with
students
during
the
co-curriculum
activities.
To highlight the positive side of cocurriculum in cognitive, psychomotor and
affective development.