ERIC Number: EJ910648
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 58
Measuring Social Capital as an Outcome of Service Learning
D'Agostino, Maria J.
Innovative Higher Education, v35 n5 p313-328 Nov 2010
Service-learning has been put forth as one of the proposed solutions to increasing social capital. However, service-learning research has not significantly addressed the impact of service learning on social capital. Unlike most previous studies, this research used quantitative analysis to measure the effect of university service-learning programs on social capital by examining the question: "What impact do service-learning programs have on social capital post-graduation?" This study showed that service learning addresses the civic engagement problem by providing evidence suggesting that service learning predicts social capital post-graduation.
Descriptors: Graduation, Service Learning, Program Effectiveness, Social Capital, Outcomes of Education, Measurement, Predictor Variables, Measurement Techniques, Correlation, Citizen Participation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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