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ERIC Number: EJ1039711
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Oct
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0016-9862
The Impact of Direct Involvement I and Direct Involvement II Experiences on Secondary School Students' Social Capital, as Measured by Co-Cognitive Factors of the Operation Houndstooth Intervention Theory
Sands, Michelle M.; Heilbronner, Nancy N.
Gifted Child Quarterly, v58 n4 p297-310 Oct 2014
A mixed-methods study grounded in Renzulli's Operation Houndstooth Intervention Theory examined the impact of different types of volunteer experiences on the six co-cognitive factors (Optimism, Courage, Romance With a Topic/Discipline, Sensitivity to Human Concerns, Physical/Mental Energy, and Vision/Sense of Destiny) associated with the development of social capital in high school students. Results indicated that volunteer experiences, which encourage students' selection of and active involvement with community-based projects, may positively affect Physical/Mental Energy. Also, allowing students face-to-face time with dissimilar volunteer recipients may positively affect Sensitivity to Others. Implications for educators and researchers are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education; High Schools; Grade 11; Grade 12
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Language: English
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