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University Students' Citizenship Shaped by Service-Learning, Community Service, and Peer-to-Peer Civic Discussions

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Date Issued:
2017
Abstract/Description:
Citizenship is often referred to as the forgotten outcome of colleges and universities. The present study examined the relationship between undergraduate students' perceived citizenship level and different types of civic experiences (service-learning, community service, and peer-to-peer civic discussions) and also different demographic factors (gender, race/ethnicity, and parental level of education) at a public institution using the Personal and Social Responsibility Inventory. This study used structural equation modeling and multiple regression analysis. This marks the first time these variables have been researched together. This study found a significant correlation between both community service and peer-to-peer civic discussions in relation to citizenship level. Yet, service-learning frequency was not found to be a significant factor. On the other hand, all three civic experiences together was found to be significantly correlated to citizenship aptitudes. Leading the researcher to find that a holistic (both inside and outside the classroom) approach to student citizenship is valuable for student development. Also, only one significant relationship was found between citizenship levels and any demographic variable (parental education level of doctorate or professional degree).
Title: University Students' Citizenship Shaped by Service-Learning, Community Service, and Peer-to-Peer Civic Discussions.
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Name(s): Winston, Haley, Author
Cintron Delgado, Rosa, Committee Chair
Welch, Kerry, Committee Member
Malaret, Stacey, Committee Member
Bowdon, Melody, Committee Member
University of Central Florida, Degree Grantor
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 2017
Publisher: University of Central Florida
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Citizenship is often referred to as the forgotten outcome of colleges and universities. The present study examined the relationship between undergraduate students' perceived citizenship level and different types of civic experiences (service-learning, community service, and peer-to-peer civic discussions) and also different demographic factors (gender, race/ethnicity, and parental level of education) at a public institution using the Personal and Social Responsibility Inventory. This study used structural equation modeling and multiple regression analysis. This marks the first time these variables have been researched together. This study found a significant correlation between both community service and peer-to-peer civic discussions in relation to citizenship level. Yet, service-learning frequency was not found to be a significant factor. On the other hand, all three civic experiences together was found to be significantly correlated to citizenship aptitudes. Leading the researcher to find that a holistic (both inside and outside the classroom) approach to student citizenship is valuable for student development. Also, only one significant relationship was found between citizenship levels and any demographic variable (parental education level of doctorate or professional degree).
Identifier: CFE0006927 (IID), ucf:51695 (fedora)
Note(s): 2017-12-01
Ed.D.
Education and Human Performance, Child, Family, and Community Sciences
Doctoral
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Subject(s): Undergraduate Students -- ?Service?Learning -- ?Volunteers -- Student Development -- ?Higher Education -- ?Postsecondary Education -- College Students -- University Students -- Student Responsibility -- ?Social Responsibility -- ?Student Behavior -- ?Student Attitudes -- ?Civics -- ?Undergraduate Students -- ?Student Participation -- ?Community Programs -- ?Peer Relationship -- ?Interpersonal Communication -- Statistical Analysis -- ?Student Surveys -- ?Higher Education
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/ucf/fd/CFE0006927
Restrictions on Access: public 2017-12-15
Host Institution: UCF

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