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ERIC Number: EJ782253
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 29
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 44
ISSN: ISSN-1559-5455
The Contributions of Living-Learning Programs on Developing Sense of Civic Engagement in Undergraduate Students
Rowan-Kenyon, Heather; Soldner, Matt E.; Kurotsuchi Inkelas, Karen
NASPA Journal, v44 n4 p750-778 2008
This study examines the influence of elements of the college experience, specifically participation in a living-learning (L/L) program, on students' self-reported sense of civic engagement. The researchers examined a nationally representative sample of students (n = 1,474) including those who participated in civic engagement themed L/L programs, noncivic-engagement L/L programs, and students who lived in the traditional residence hall environment. The most significant predictors of sense of civic engagement were not students' participation in L/L programs, but their precollege perception of the importance of cocurricular involvement, and students' college participation in activities such as community service and student government. (Contains 1 figure and 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A