Action research project: Open access
MA Higher Education Leadership
The purpose of my study is to determine the effect that extracurricular involvement has on those who identify as mentally unhealthy at the University of San Diego. Extracurricular activities consist of those pursued in addition to the normal course of study (music, intramural sports, drama, etc.). Several studies have shown a rise in mental health issues on college campuses today. Using Astin’s Theory of Involvement, I would like to determine at what levels of involvement do students find their mental health positively changing, and how in my position as the Graduate Assistant for Student Activities and Involvement can I best utilize this information. I hope that my research will result in the development of a method to improve student’s mental health through a suggested level of involvement and engagement outside of the classroom.
Digital USD Citation
Twohig, Nicholas, "Linking Extracurricular Involvement and Mental Health" (2021). M.A. in Higher Education Leadership: Action Research Projects. 89.
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