Undergraduate Psychology Research Methods Journal


Data were collected regarding student involvement and grade point average in a way that could be beneficial to the students of Lindenwood University. Many students, whether actively involved in a sport, work, and/or other extracurricular activities, spend their college career engaging in time management. These people may have to sacrifice some schoolwork in order to accomplish everything they desire. In understanding this, the researchers wanted to see if the activities had a relationship with grade point average. The hypothesis stated that students who are actively involved outside of the classroom have less free time. These students may spend less times studying and may have a lower GPA compared to students who have more free time and use that time to study. 59 participants were recruited from the Lindenwood Participant Pool, of these; valid data were obtained from 51 of the participants. The results of this study revealed that there was no significant relationship between the number of hours participants studied and their actual cumulative GPA. Furthermore, no significant relationship was found between whether a students’ involvement in extra-curricular activities and their actual cumulative GPA.

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