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ERIC Number: EJ1116574
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1076-0180
Relationships between Motivations for Community Service Participation and Desire to Continue Service Following College
Soria, Krista M.; Thomas-Card, Traci
Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning, v20 n2 p53-64 Spr 2014
In this study, we explored whether college students' motivations for participating in community service were associated with their perceptions that service enhanced their desire to continue participating in communityfocused activities after graduation, after statistically controlling for demographic variables and other variables of interest. Motivations for participating in community service were categorized in a matrix developed under the framework of Ryan and Deci's (2000) self-determination theory. The sample consisted of undergraduate students enrolled in nine large, public research universities (N = 7,823). Results supported our primary hypothesis that, after statistically controlling for demographic variables, college experiences, and interest in service, students' motivations accounted for statistically significant unique variance in their reported desire for post-graduation community service.
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
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Language: English
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