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ERIC Number: EJ905167
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1076-0180
Expanding the Self through Service-Learning
Brody, Salena M.; Wright, Stephen C.
Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning, v11 n1 p14-24 Fall 2004
This article applies Aron and Aron's (1986) self-expansion model to the service-learning context. The self-expansion model proposes a motivational framework for understanding why individuals are motivated to engage in service-learning opportunities that allow for meaningful social interaction. Using a survey design, this study confirms hypotheses regarding: (a) self-expansion as an underlying motivation for service-learning for both service-learner and non-service-learner samples and (b) the relevance of the model for predicting general interest in service and a service-learning course for non-service-learners. Suggestions are provided for continued study of the self-expansion model in service-learning research. (Contains 4 tables and 5 figures.)
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