ERIC Number: EJ1039711
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Oct
Abstractor: As Provided
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.
Descriptors: High School Students, Social Capital, Volunteers, Gifted, Moral Development, Intellectual Development, Emotional Development, Interpersonal Competence, Student Attitudes, Positive Attitudes, Student Motivation, Self Concept, Social Networks, Personal Autonomy, Mixed Methods Research, Intervention, Hypothesis Testing, Comparative Analysis, Control Groups, Grade 11, Grade 12, Multivariate Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education; High Schools; Grade 11; Grade 12
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