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

Mark Dickerson1, Roxanne Helm-Stevens1 and Randy Fall1
  • 1 Azusa Pacific University, United States

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.

American Journal of Economics and Business Administration
Volume 9 No. 1, 2017, 1-12

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3844/ajebasp.2017.1.12

Submitted On: 26 August 2016 Published On: 21 June 2017

How to Cite: Dickerson, M., Helm-Stevens, R. & Fall, R. (2017). Service-Learning in Business Education: An Analysis of Spirituality, Leadership and Motivation. American Journal of Economics and Business Administration, 9(1), 1-12. https://doi.org/10.3844/ajebasp.2017.1.12

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Keywords

  • Service-Learning
  • Leadership
  • Spirituality
  • Motivation