College Student Affairs
Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
Counseling and Student Development
Dena R. Kniess
This study explored the relationship between participation in community service and students' academic success at a mid-sized Midwestern institution. A quantitative study was conducted by distributing a survey through the Civic Engagement and Volunteerism Office listserv. The results from the t-test showed that there was no statistical significance in the participation in community service and students' academic success. Results from the Chi Square test showed that there was no statistical significance in the type of service students chose and their major, the gender participation, and the race participation. Recommendations were made to student affairs professionals to include more opportunities for service-learning and to make sure they are meeting the needs of all students at the institution. Suggestions for further research were made to broaden the group surveyed to attain more participants of academic, gender, and race diversity.
Grubisich, Kelsi, "The Relationship Between Participation in Community Service and Students Academic Success" (2017). Masters Theses. 2620.
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