Community service among college and university students: individual and institutional relationships

  • R. C. Serow Department of Educational Leadership and Program Evaluation, North Carolina State University, Raleigh 27695
  • J. I. Dreyden Department of Educational Leadership and Program Evaluation, North Carolina State University, Raleigh 27695

Abstract

Increased interest in moral education and prosocial learning behavior has focused attention on the performance of community service by college students. Drawing from the literature on voluntary action and related fields, this study surveyed 1,960 students in eleven institutions of higher education in a southeastern state. Results revealed connections between frequency of community service and both individual and institutional characteristics. However, only two personal variables showed significant relationships to community service in each of the institutional categories: Spiritual/religious values were positively associated with service, while an emphasis on professional success was found to have a negative relationship. These findings offer fresh evidence of the importance of human values in the development of prosocial behavior

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Published
2020-10-15
How to Cite
Serow, R. C., & Dreyden, J. I. (2020). Community service among college and university students: individual and institutional relationships. Religious Studies: An International Journal, 8(2), 121-134. Retrieved from http://fssh-journal.org/index.php/jrs/article/view/139