Service-learning: Findings from a 14-nation study

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

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)161-179
Number of pages19
JournalJournal of Nonprofit and Public Sector Marketing
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • High school
  • Mandatory
  • Service-learning
  • Students
  • University
  • Volunteering

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Marketing


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