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Exploring the Impact of Service-Learning on Moral Development and Moral Orientation

  title={Exploring the Impact of Service-Learning on Moral Development and Moral Orientation},
  author={Matthew L. Bernacki and Elizabeth L. Jaeger},
  journal={Michigan Journal of Community Service-Learning},
Research on Service-learning’s (SL) impact on students’ moral development has been “mixed.” In this study, 46 students in SL and non-SL sections of comparable courses offered at a northeastern Catholic university completed the Defining Issues Test, the Moral Justification Scale, and the SL Outcome Scale at the beginning and end of a semester. Although scores on moral development and orientation did not change significantly, SL students reported becoming more compassionate and more sensitive… 

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