ERIC Number: EJ1072217
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Income Tax Preparation Assistance Service Learning Program: A Multidimensional Assessment
Aldridge, Richard; Callahan, Richard A.; Chen, Yining; Wade, Stacy R.
Journal of Education for Business, v90 n6 p287-295 2015
The authors present a multidimensional assessment of the outcomes and benefits of an income tax preparation assistance (ITPA) service learning program. They measure the perceived proximate benefits at the delivery of the service program, the actual learning outcome benefits prior to graduation, and the perceived long-term benefits from a postgraduation alumni survey. Overall, service receivers, service providers, and alumni value their experience and participation in the ITPA program. Assessment of learning outcomes indicates significant increases in participants' perceived knowledge application, problem-solving, and communication skills. Moreover, the assessed actual learning outcome (i.e., knowledge of individual taxation topics) is notably higher among students participating in the ITPA program than it is for nonparticipating students.
Descriptors: Service Learning, Income, Taxes, Delivery Systems, Alumni, Graduate Surveys, College Outcomes Assessment, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Educational Benefits, Hypothesis Testing, Money Management, Accounting, Financial Services
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Kentucky
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