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ERIC Number: EJ1141379
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jun
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1053-8259
Measuring Infusion of Service-Learning on Student Program Development and Implementation Competencies
Hou, Su-I; Pereira, Vince
Journal of Experiential Education, v40 n2 p170-186 Jun 2017
This study piloted a service-learning assessment suite to measure students' perceived self-efficacy on program development and implementation competencies (Service-Learning Self-Efficacy on Program Development and Implementation [SL-SEPDI]), Service-Learning Belief Inventory (SLBI), and an Overall Service-Learning Self-Efficacy on Program Development and Implementation (OVSL-SEPDI) scales. MPH students in a required course participated in the study during 2011-2015 (N = 87). Baseline survey was used to assess the reliabilities of the 12-item SL-SEPDI and the nine-item SLBI scales, and post-test survey assessed the 10-item OVSL-SEPDI scale. Confirmatory factor analysis showed good model fit index and all items loaded significantly on both the SL-SEPDI (?[superscript 2]/df = 1.34; root mean square error of approximation [RMSEA] = 0.067; Tucker-Lewis index [TLI] = 0.92; comparative fit index [CFI] = 0.94; incremental fit index [IFI] = 0.94; goodness-of-fit index [GFI] = 0.86) and SLBI (?[superscript 2]/df = 1.28; RMSEA = 0.061; TLI = 0.97; CFI = 0.98; IFI = 0.98; GFI = 0.91) scales. Data also showed satisfactory reliability scores, with Cronbach's alphas of 0.87, 0.88, and 0.91 for the SL-SEPDI, SLBI, and OVSL-SEPDI scales. This study provides data supporting the validities and reliabilities of this service-learning measurement suite, and has implications to assess student self-efficacy outcomes.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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