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Self-Authoring a Civic Identity: A Qualitative Analysis of Change-Oriented Service Learning

Susan V. Iverson EMAIL logo and Jennifer H. James

This qualitative case study explored how undergraduate students’ involvement with change-oriented service-learning contributed to their civic-political development. Using Baxter Magolda’s notion of self-authorship as an analytic lens, findings suggested that students’ involvement with change-oriented service-learning led to (a) deeper and more nuanced understandings of citizenship, (b) a developed sense of efficacy as citizens, and (c) an increased awareness of self in relation to others and their communities. Implications for practice in student affairs are addressed.

Published Online: 2013-02-20
Published in Print: 2013-02

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