Service-Learning: Findings From a 14-Nation Study

Haski-Leventhal, Debbie; Grönlund, Henrietta; Holmes, Kirsten; Meijs, Lucas C. P. M.; Cnaan, Ram A.; Handy, Femida; Brudney, Jeffrey; Hustinx, Lesley; Kang, Chulhee; Kassam, Meenaz; Pessi, Anne Birgitta; Ranade, Bhagyashree; Smith, Karen A., Yamauchi, Naoto; Zrinscak, Siniša

Journal of Nonprofit & Public Sector Marketing

Volume Issue Pages DOI / ISBN / ISSN
22 3 161-179 ISSN: 1049-5142


Language Country
Croatian Croatia


Service-learning literature has been dominated by studies from North America with little cross-national comparative work. This article reports on a survey of university students conducted across 14 different countries. The study examines the relationships between service-learning programs (both compulsory and optional) at high school and university, along with current volunteering, study subject, and sociodemographic variables. The survey found variation in service-learning across the different countries along with relationships between service-learning participation and gender, family income, and study subject. By contrast to previous research, however, both mandatory and optional service-learning at high school and university led to higher participation in general volunteering.


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