ERIC Number: ED417307
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Community Service Activities Following High School. Indicator of the Month.
National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
High school students who are involved in community service work are more likely to continue such community service after graduation. Highlights of a study using data from the National Education Longitudinal Study of 1988, Second Follow-up (1992) and Third Follow-up (1994), include the following: (1) in 1994, 43 percent of 1992 high school seniors reported performing community service in the previous year, with those who performed community service during the last 2 years of high school twice as likely to have performed it after high school than those who did not participate in high school community service; (2) in 1994, high school seniors who were required to perform community service during the last 2 years of high school were more likely to perform community service than all 1992 high school seniors (58 percent versus 43 percent); (3) 1992 high school seniors who had attended some college by 1994 were more likely to performed community service in the previous year than those who had not attended some postsecondary education; and (4) a lower percentage of 1992 high school seniors from public schools reported performing community service 2 years later than did seniors from Catholic or private schools. (KC)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.