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ERIC Number: EJ782312
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 23
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 51
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0002-8312
High School Community Service as a Predictor of Adult Voting and Volunteering
Hart, Daniel; Donnelly, Thomas M.; Youniss, James; Atkins, Robert
American Educational Research Journal, v44 n1 p197-219 2007
The influences of high school community service participation, extracurricular involvement, and civic knowledge on voting and volunteering in early adulthood were examined using the National Educational Longitudinal Study. The major finding in this study is that both voluntary and school-required community service in high school were strong predictors of adult voting and volunteering. In addition, involvement in high school extracurricular activities was predictive of voting and volunteering. Civic knowledge was related only to voting. The authors consider the findings for their policy relevance and their contributions to theoretical debates. (Contains 4 figures and 6 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A