While studies show that curricular and co-curricular involvement positively impact student development (Astin, 1993; Kuh, Schuh, Whitt, Andreas, Lyons, Strange, Krehbiel & MacKay, 1991), student affairs professionals must grow increasingly cognizant of the potentially negative effects of over-involvement on the college experience. This qualitative study explores the impact of co-curricular over-involvement on student development, and how professionals create meaning when faced with the challenge of over-involvement.
McGrath, C. (2001). Under-developed and Over-involved: Unpacking Hidden Realities in Student Leadership Development. The Vermont Connection, 22(1). https://scholarworks.uvm.edu/tvc/vol22/iss1/5