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ERIC Number: EJ848479
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
ISSN: ISSN-1076-0180
Comparing College Community Participation and Future Service Behaviors and Attitudes
Fenzel, L. Mickey; Peyrot, Mark
Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning, v12 n1 p23-31 Fall 2005
Little research has examined the effects of service participation and the level of integration of service into courses on alumni service-related attitudes and behaviors. In the present study, 481 alumni of a religious-affiliated liberal arts college participated in a phone survey that examined their present and past behaviors related to service and their current service-related attitudes. Results showed that participation in both general community service and service-learning as undergraduates was positively associated with alumni attitudes toward social and personal responsibility as well as alumni involvement in post-college community service and service-related careers. Service-learning participation exerted an effect over and above that accounted for by community service participation. Positive relationships of service-learning with outcomes generally were limited to courses that provided high-quality experiences (more hours of service, more reflection activity, and more integration of service into the course). (Contains 4 tables.)
Edward Ginsberg Center for Community Service and Learning, University of Michigan. 1024 Hill Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-3310. Tel: 734-647-7402; Fax: 734-647-7464; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A