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ERIC Number: EJ1175952
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0305-7240
Are Chinese Student Teachers' Life Purposes Associated with Their Perceptions of How Much Their University Supports Community Service Work?
Jiang, Fei; Gao, Di
Journal of Moral Education, v47 n2 p201-216 2018
This article examines Chinese student teachers' perceived university support for community service at the start of the semester in relation to three levels of purpose: expectations to feel self-transcendent emotions while doing service work, the strength of their sense of purpose and endorsement of specific purposes focused on social benefits. American questionnaires translated into Chinese were completed online by 284 students in a teachers' university in northeast China. Compared to student teachers who perceived a lack of university support, those who perceived strong support more weakly expected to feel negative self-transcendent emotions during community work, reported higher searching for purpose level and attached greater importance to both social and creative purposes aimed to help others.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: China
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