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ERIC Number: EJ776579
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 28
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 54
ISSN: ISSN-0743-5584
Catalyzing a Commitment to Community Service in Emerging Adults
Seider, Scott
Journal of Adolescent Research, v22 n6 p612-639 2007
In this study, the author conducted in-depth interviews with college students from affluent suburban communities who perform 10 to 20 hours of community service each week. Three fourths of these students attribute their commitment to community service in large part to a single academic experience that influenced their respective worldviews and conceptions of service. Examples of such experiences include Bible studies, secondary and university-level courses, a freshman week orientation program, and independent study. For the majority of the students in this study, these experiences occurred during the freshman year of college. In this article, the author offers a model that documents the role of these experiences in catalyzing an emerging adult's commitment to community service. (Contains 1 figure.) [Article includes appendix: "Interview Protocol."]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
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Language: English
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