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Table 144. -  Participation of 10th- and 12th-graders in extracurricular activities, by selected student characteristics: 1990 and 1992
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                                 |                             Percent who participated in school activities
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                                 |       |                               1992  12th graders
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         Extracurricular         | Total |      |    Sex     |         Race/ethnicity         |   Socioeconomic  |Control of school attended
           activities            | 1990  |Total |            |________________________________|      status\1\   |__________________________
                                 | 10th  |      |____________|     |     |His- |     |American|__________________|      |         |  Other
                                 |graders|      |Male |Female|White|Black|panic|Asian| Indian | Low |Middle|High |Public|Catholic | private
_________________________________|_______|______|_____|______|_____|_____|_____|_____|________|_____|______|_____|______|_________|_________
                1                |   2   |  3   |  4  |  5   |  6  |  7  |  8  |  9  |   10   | 11  |  12  | 13  |  14  |   15    |   16
_________________________________|_______|______|_____|______|_____|_____|_____|_____|________|_____|______|_____|______|_________|_________
            Athletics            |       |      |     |      |     |     |     |     |        |     |      |     |      |         |
Interscholastic team sport.......|   --- | 30.4 |41.2 | 19.7 |30.8 |32.3 |25.8 |28.3 |   30.4 |25.3 | 30.1 |34.4 | 29.6 |    31.2 |    48.9
Interscholastic individual sport.|   --- | 20.3 |26.8 | 13.9 |20.9 |21.2 |14.9 |21.6 |   20.7 |13.6 | 18.7 |27.7 | 20.0 |    24.6 |    21.8
Intramural team sport............|   --- | 22.7 |31.8 | 13.8 |22.3 |25.8 |20.8 |24.9 |   27.9 |20.4 | 22.9 |24.1 | 22.0 |    29.7 |    29.6
Intramural individual sport......|   --- | 13.3 |16.7 | 10.0 |12.5 |16.7 |14.0 |14.7 |   18.2 |10.8 | 12.5 |15.9 | 13.5 |    13.3 |    10.7
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         Performing arts         |       |      |     |      |     |     |     |     |        |     |      |     |      |         |
Cheerleading ....................|   5.9 |  7.6 | 2.0 | 13.0 | 7.4 |10.6 | 6.7 | 5.1 |   11.9 | 6.5 |  7.9 | 7.8 |  7.6 |     8.3 |     5.9
School band or orchestra ........|  20.9 | 19.8 |15.1 | 24.5 |19.6 |24.4 |16.9 |17.7 |   16.8 |17.6 | 19.6 |22.0 | 19.8 |    12.0 |    31.3
School play or musical ..........|  11.0 | 15.4 |14.1 | 16.7 |16.1 |15.9 |10.6 |13.7 |   14.0 |11.4 | 14.8 |19.4 | 15.0 |    14.2 |    26.2
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     School government/clubs     |       |      |     |      |     |     |     |     |        |     |      |     |      |         |
Student government ..............|   7.3 | 15.4 |13.1 | 17.7 |15.4 |16.7 |14.7 |14.6 |   14.3 |11.0 | 14.7 |19.8 | 15.0 |    14.5 |    27.9
Academic honor society ..........|   7.7 | 18.5 |14.4 | 22.7 |19.6 |14.0 |12.5 |27.2 |   13.6 | 9.6 | 15.9 |29.5 | 17.7 |    28.0 |    22.9
School yearbook/newspaper .......|   8.8 | 18.8 |14.0 | 23.5 |19.7 |14.3 |16.8 |18.9 |   21.2 |14.3 | 16.9 |25.1 | 17.0 |    28.0 |    46.7
School service clubs ............|  11.5 | 13.9 |10.3 | 17.4 |13.6 |13.6 |14.4 |19.3 |   11.6 | 8.4 | 12.5 |19.6 | 13.6 |    17.3 |    15.4
School academic clubs ...........|  30.7 | 25.1 |22.9 | 27.4 |25.8 |20.7 |22.6 |32.3 |   17.7 |18.8 | 24.1 |31.1 | 25.1 |    26.4 |    24.5
School hobby clubs ..............|   7.3 |  7.7 | 8.1 |  7.4 | 7.4 | 6.6 | 9.1 |11.3 |   10.8 | 6.7 |  7.0 | 9.3 |  7.4 |     9.8 |    11.0
School FTA, FHA, and FFA ........|  11.7 | 17.7 |14.7 | 20.7 |17.6 |22.5 |16.4 | 8.8 |   22.1 |24.8 | 19.7 | 9.9 | 19.4 |     2.4 |     2.9
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\1\Socioeconomic status was measured by a composite score on parental education and occupations, and family income. The "Low" SES group is the lowest quartile; the "Middle" SES group is the middle two quartiles; and the "High" SES group is the upper quartile.
---Data not available.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, "National Education Longitudinal Study of 1988," First and Second Followup surveys. (This table was prepared March 1994.)


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