Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Specialist in Education (Ed.S.)


Educational Administration and Supervision

First Advisor

Dr. Martha Bruckner


Twelve high school students (six freshmen and six sophomores) from two different schools were interviewed, surveyed, and interviewed a second time during the course of this study. The purposeful sampling of students consisted of a total of six females and six males; and the three categories within each grade level were defined as participants, non-participants, and those who used to participate but no longer participate in school activities.


Extracurricular Activities: (Participation vs. Non-Participation) A Decision for Rural High School Students. A Field Study Presented to the Department of Educational Administration and the Faculty of the Graduate College University of Nebraska In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Educational Specialist University of Nebraska at Omaha. Copyright 2002 Brett A. Nanninga.