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ERIC Number: EJ1013493
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1076-0180
Stability and Change in the Development of College Students' Civic Attitudes, Knowledge, and Skills
Moely, Barbara E.; Ilustre, Vincent
Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning, v19 n2 p21-35 Spr 2013
Students entering Tulane University in 2006, 2007, and 2008, the years following Hurricane Katrina, were surveyed soon after arriving on campus and again after they had been at the university for two years. Attitudes toward a new public service graduation requirement, established after the storm, remained positive after students had completed two years of study. Measures of civic attitudes, knowledge, and skills were stable over two years, as well, but, at the same time, students showed increases in their valuing of community engagement and in several self-reports of civic knowledge. Comparisons involving additional groups showed the importance of the college experience in accounting for these changes. Interests in civic engagement expressed at college entry were correlated with and appear to be important predictors of later civic attitudes. (Contains 11 tables.)
Edward Ginsberg Center for Community Service and Learning, University of Michigan. 1024 Hill Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-3310. Tel: 734-647-7402; Fax: 734-647-7464; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Louisiana
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