2011 Student Research Conference:
24th Annual Student Research Conference

Impact of Service-Learning Assignments on Civic Engagement Attitudes
Katherine A. Judd* and Clair A. Reynolds
Dr. Teresa Heckert, Faculty Mentor

In our prior study (Heckert, Bobzien, & Judd, 2010), we found service-learning significantly enhanced civic engagement attitudes compared to a more traditional experiential assignment. To rule out a testing effect, the first part of the current study examined civic engagement attitudes for a sample that received only a post-test assessment. We found mixed support for our hypothesis. In addition, to rule out the possibility that the impact of service-learning was limited to a given class (i.e., Motivation and Emotion), we also gathered pre- and post-test data from two sections of another psychology class (i.e., Child Development). Our results will be shared at the conference.

Keywords: service learning, civic engagement, attitudes, outcomes, undergraduate students

Topic(s):Service Learning
Psychology
Education

Presentation Type: Oral Paper

Session: 20-1
Location: MG 2001
Time: 9:30

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