How Community Service Promotes Prosocial Behavior Essay

2066 Words Oct 21st, 2016 9 Pages
While preforming the required community service hours for this coursework, as students we were also asked to read a few articles using SAGE Journals that are related to our experience. The service that I preformed was completed in my own community and found these next three articles appropriate for the services. The first article is an entry from James Griffith’s “A Decade of Helping: Community Service Among Recent High School Graduates Attending College”. Followed by “Volunteer Engagement and Retention: Their Relationship to Community Service Self-Efficacy” by Elizabeth R. Harp, Lisa L. Scherer, and Joseph A. Allen. The last article discussed will be “How does community service promote prosocial behavior? Examining the role of agency ideology experience” by Gabriela Christoph, Burkhard Gniewosz, and Heinz Reinders. I picked these articles because I think they relate to the service provided as well as providing efficient data to show the benefits of community service.
Beginning with “A Decade of Helping: Community Service Among Recent High School Graduates Attending College” I found that many students across the nation engage in community service while in high school and in college as well. Some participated in service voluntarily while others participate because it was required. This study was conducted over the 10 years dating from 1996 thru 2006. Over this time period, if was found that community service had rose from 39% in 1996 to 47% in 2006. Evidence has also shown…

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