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ERIC Number: EJ950114
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jan
Pages: 34
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 82
ISSN: ISSN-0743-5584
The Impact of Community Service Learning upon the Expected Political Voice of Participating College Students
Seider, Scott C.; Gillmor, Susan; Rabinowicz, Samantha
Journal of Adolescent Research, v27 n1 p44-77 Jan 2012
This study considered the impact of the SERVE Program at Ignatius University upon participating students' expected political involvement. The SERVE Program is a community service learning program sponsored jointly by Ignatius University's philosophy and theology departments. Through a mixed methods research design, the authors found that Ignatius University students participating in the SERVE Program demonstrated statistically significant increases in their expected political voice in comparison with peers in a control group. Qualitative interviews with SERVE participants revealed that the program increased students' awareness of political and social issues; heightened their commitment to philanthropy; fostered their interest in pursuing socially responsible work; and strengthened their commitment to working for social change. (Contains 3 notes and 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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