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Research Articles

Vol. 26 No. 1

Service-Learning Outcomes in Florida Higher Education: An Analysis of Predictors

November 5, 2020


This study sought to examine how service-learning and student volunteer opportunities shape educational experiences for students by surveying 437 students currently enrolled in service-learning courses from nine participating Florida Campus Compact institutions. The researchers found several predictors that impacted student perceptions of their service-learning experiences, including gender identity, academic discipline, course model, and type of organizational partner. This article presents the current state of service-learning in higher education and presses with an increased urgency for institutions to adopt or expand service-learning programs. The results of this study will better inform service-learning program design as well as future service-learning research.