American Journal of Economics and Business Administration

Service-Learning in Business Education: An Analysis of Spirituality, Leadership and Motivation

Mark Dickerson, Roxanne Helm-Stevens and Randy Fall

DOI : 10.3844/ajebasp.2017.1.12

American Journal of Economics and Business Administration

Volume 9, Issue 1

Pages 1-12

Abstract

The major goal of this study was to explore student perceptions of service-learning and its effect on development of their leadership skills and spirituality. This manuscript begins by describing the theoretical foundations that inform the literature on the correlation between service-learning and leadership, spirituality and motivation. The researchers then put forth their quantitative data, presented using two data sets, drawing three clear links in the constructs of spirituality, motivation and leadership-all of which support previous findings. The findings further suggest that for this sample of students, a spiritual understanding of their role in service-learning was moderately correlated with both motivation and leadership.

Copyright

© 2017 Mark Dickerson, Roxanne Helm-Stevens and Randy Fall. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.