Title

Service-Learning's Impact on College Students' Commitment to Future Civic Engagement, Self-Efficacy, and Social Empowerment

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2010

Keywords

service-learning, civic engagement, social empowerment, self-efficacy

Abstract

Information from surveys of undergraduate college students is used to investigate whether or not service-learning affects students' commitment to future civic engagement, self-efficacy, and social empowerment. Results indicate that some applications of service-learning do have positive effects on students' commitment to future community involvement, efficacy, and empowerment. Analysis reveals that higher levels of commitment to be engaged are mediated by students' experiences of social empowerment. The findings can be used to improve the practice of service-learning as a pedagogical tool to strengthen students' commitment to becoming active citizens in their communities.

Recommended Citation

Knapp, Tim, Bradley Fisher, and Chantal Levesque-Bristol. "Service-learning's impact on college students' commitment to future civic engagement, self-efficacy, and social empowerment." Journal of Community Practice 18, no. 2-3 (2010): 233-251.

DOI for the article

10.1080/10705422.2010.490152

Department

Psychology

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