Service-Learning Impacts on Students and Career Development from Graduates’ Perspectives

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Abstract

Most research on S-L in Hong Kong has featured current undergraduates. This research involved alumni. In the quantitative part, we adopted a quasi-experimental design, comparing Lingnan University (LU) alumni with and without S-L experience. LU alumni with S-L experience reported positive impacts on civic responsibility, career exploration, and research skills, as compared with LU alumni without S-L experience. Although no statistically significant differences were found in terms of self-reported levels of communication skills, organization skills, social competence and problem solving, the fact that the experimental group was significantly younger and had correspondingly less work experience, suggests that S-L experience also has positive impacts on these attributes. In the qualitative part, LU alumni with S-L experience offered suggestions about how to improve S-L project quality.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2019
EventThe 7th Asia-Pacific Regional Conference on Service-Learning - Singapore University of Social Sciences, Singapore
Duration: 19 Jun 201921 Jun 2019
https://www.suss.edu.sg/news-and-events/events/aprcsl-the-7th-asia-pacific-regional-conference-on-service-learning

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ConferenceThe 7th Asia-Pacific Regional Conference on Service-Learning
CountrySingapore
Period19/06/1921/06/19
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Keywords

  • Service-learning impact
  • graduate attributes
  • career development
  • comparison study
  • mixed methods research

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SNELL, R. S., & CHAN, W. F. C. (2019). Service-Learning Impacts on Students and Career Development from Graduates’ Perspectives. Paper presented at The 7th Asia-Pacific Regional Conference on Service-Learning , Singapore.
SNELL, Robin Stanley ; CHAN, Wing Fung Chad. / Service-Learning Impacts on Students and Career Development from Graduates’ Perspectives. Paper presented at The 7th Asia-Pacific Regional Conference on Service-Learning , Singapore.
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SNELL, RS & CHAN, WFC 2019, 'Service-Learning Impacts on Students and Career Development from Graduates’ Perspectives' Paper presented at The 7th Asia-Pacific Regional Conference on Service-Learning , Singapore, 19/06/19 - 21/06/19, .

Service-Learning Impacts on Students and Career Development from Graduates’ Perspectives. / SNELL, Robin Stanley; CHAN, Wing Fung Chad.

2019. Paper presented at The 7th Asia-Pacific Regional Conference on Service-Learning , Singapore.

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SNELL RS, CHAN WFC. Service-Learning Impacts on Students and Career Development from Graduates’ Perspectives. 2019. Paper presented at The 7th Asia-Pacific Regional Conference on Service-Learning , Singapore.