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ERIC Number: EJ872224
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
ISSN: ISSN-0146-3934
Attributions for Poverty among College Students: The Impact of Service-Learning and Religiosity
Davidson, Theresa C.
College Student Journal, v43 n1 p136-144 Mar 2009
This study examines service-learning participation and religiosity for their effect on structural and individualistic attributions for poverty. Research on these factors is either insufficient or nonexistent. The data for this study come from a random sample of college students in a Southeastern state. Results indicate that participation in a service-learning curriculum and nondenominational religious affiliation impact structural explanations of poverty. Class standing, and two measures of religiosity, frequency of prayer and biblical interpretation, influence individualistic explanations of poverty. Findings suggest that service-learning can expose students to contextual factors that contribute to poverty. However, certain measures of religiosity increase the likelihood of an individualistic understanding of poverty. Implications of these findings are discussed. (Contains 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