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ERIC Number: EJ867957
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
ISSN: ISSN-1541-0935
Improving Interpersonal Communication through Community Service
Hoffman, August John; Wallach, Julie; Sanchez, Eduardo; Afkhami, Hasti
Community College Enterprise, v15 n2 p95-106 Fall 2009
The current study sought to determine if community based gardening projects would reduce perceptions of the need to use communication devices--cell phones or text messaging--and increase the likelihood of participating in future volunteer projects. Results strongly support the predictions in that the experimental group post-test mean score of the need and importance of community service work was significantly higher (46.33) than the control group (15.33), t (8) = -32.88, p less than 0.001. Additionally, the post-data suggests that the experimental group's mean score of perceived needs for electronic devices (i.e., cell phones, MP3 players, and headset radios) and technology (14.33) was significantly lower than the control group's mean score (34.00), t (8) = 5.73, p less than 0.05.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California