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Ming Chuan University Survey Results Report: Ming Chuan University International College Students Willingness to Participate in Extracurricular Activities Written by: Anika Smiling 04910105 Raynell Silverio 04910114 Tran Thach Thao06911311 Tu Thoai Trinh 06910581 Research Methods Professor Yan-Ming Shu
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Motivation & Background In this report, we chose to assess how willing the students of Ming Chuan International College are to participate in the extracurricular student activities and organizations available to them. Extracurricular activities, sometimes referred to as extra academic activities, are defined as those that are not included in an educational institution’s normal curriculum. These activities of may include, but are not limited to activities related to sports, academics, hobbies, and music. Extracurricular activities should exist for all students who share common interest in the topics to be able to participate in during their free time outside of class. While educational institutions and students have a main goal of developing their intellectual skills and obtaining new knowledge, it should not be their only goal. Another goal should be personal development – the development of the students themselves. The participation in extracurricular activities is an effective factor that influences a student’s school experience as well as a factor in personal development. Mark Twain once said, “Don’t let schooling interfere with your education.” This refers to the fact that many other “soft” skills including time management, relationship building, and interpersonal communication can be achieved outside of the formal learning curriculum. These skills are associated with participation in extracurricular activities. These activities provide an informal setting for students to engage with peers, and apply what is learnt in the classroom to real life. Participation in student activities influences students to be more involved and connected with the school community. It provides students with opportunities to become acquainted with the campus life, as well as other students and even faculty within an institution. Participating in student activities stimulates satisfaction with school experience, as well as overall participation in the academic areas of curriculum. It also decreases the likelihood of failure and withdrawal from school. This shows that it is important for schools to offer a variety of activities that match the interest of students in order to promote student involvement not only for social and enjoyment purposes, but also for developmental purposes.
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Research Significance It is commonly agreed upon that participation in extracurricular activities stimulates the development of a “well-rounded” student, one who is skilled not only in academics, but in many other subjects or areas. Many studies focus on the effects or the impact of participation in extracurricular activities; however, few studies assess what influences a student’s willingness to participate. At Ming Chuan University, it can be seen that the available student
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  • Winter '16
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  • Ming Chuan University, Ming Chuan University International College

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