The Correlation Between The Times Spent On Leisure Essay

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TITLE: THE CORRELATION BETWEEN THE TIMES SPENT ON LEISURE ACTIVITIES AND THE ACEDEMIC PERFORMANCE OF PRIMARY SCHOOL STUDENTS. Mr A Govender A Primary School 42 Clayridge Avenue Phoenix 2010-05-24 Dear Sir Re: Research proposal: The correlation between the time spent on leisure activities and the academic performance of primary school students. I am currently associated with the University of South Africa (UNISA), where I am an honours student in Psychology. I have a special interest in the correlation between time spent on leisure activities and the academic performance of primary school students due to the fact that I am in constant interaction with children at Childline SA, and many of the children do report difficulty with their school work. I attach a proposal for further research in this field. The reason for approaching you is because I want to use your school for my research project, you are the head of the school, and therefore I require your permission and rules in order to carry out my research project. The proposed project is part of an assignment for my honours degree in psychology, but I also feel that this research project will be of great benefit to educators, parents and most importantly primary school students. It therefore, seems appropriate to propose a research project designed to test whether increased time on leisure activities does actually have a negative effect on primary school student’s academic performance. I hope to hear from you soon. Yours Sincerely INTRODUCTION There is a conception that the more time children spend on leisure activities such as the following: Computer games, watching television, playtime with other kids and just doing nothing, has a negative influence on their academic performance. I myself do find this easy to believe as it makes logical sense, the more time spent away from academic work

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