Med Study: The correlation between sport participation and scholastic results This research was performed to determine if there is a correlation between sport particiaption and scholastic outcomes, especially their academic results of high school students. The motivation theories and the influence of motivation on these outcomes were taken in consideration. The hypothesis that students who perform well in sport also perform well academically, has been the focus point of this research. The quantitative research method was used and two schools were randomly selected for this purpose. A sample of 200 scholars in the 1st and under 16A sport teams participated in this research. Some of the results are as follows: <ul> <li> The scholars that participated in sports outperformed their fellow students academically.</li> <li>The scholars that participated in sports spend more hours per week on sport as oppose to their studies.</li> <li>The most important motivational factor for participating in sport is for the love of the sport .</li> <li>The most important motivational factor for studying is that the scholars focus on their future.</li> This research concluded that there is a definitive correlation between sport and academic performance. Thus children must be encouraged to participate in sport at any level; it will definitely enhance their scholastic outcomes.
Dissertation (MEd (Education Management)--University of Pretoria, 2006.