ERIC Number: ED479826
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
A Study of Community College Student Attitudes Related to Service Learning.
Haines, Dana Lee
The fourfold purpose of this study was to determine if student attitudes toward community service, student attitudes toward civic involvement, student attitudes about life skills, and student attitudes toward civic engagement and service learning differed based on enrollment in a course with a service learning component or enrollment in a course without that component. The context of the study was an English 102 course in the spring semester of 2002 at Mesa Community College in Mesa, Arizona. One selected section of the course had a service learning requirement and one selected section did not. Fifteen students in the service learning section, and 20 students in the non-service learning section participated in the study. The study used two instruments: (1) the Academic Course Evaluation Questionnaire; and (2) a Student Life Skills Self Evaluation. Results of the study indicate that there was a significant difference between the groups related to students' involvement in community service during the semester and prior to the semester studied. Students who did not enroll in the class with the service learning component had participated in more prior community service and also were more likely to have voted in the last election. Research instruments appended. (Contains 122 references and 20 tables.) (NB)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, Baylor University.