Presentation Title

B-1 Do Adventists Care about Their Communities? An Exploration of Personal Religious Practices and Community Service Involvement among SDA Faculty and Staff

Presenter Status

Department of Social Work

Second Presenter Status

MSW Student, Department of Social Work

Third Presenter Status

Department of Social Work

Location

Buller Room 149

Start Date

8-11-2012 5:00 PM

End Date

8-11-2012 5:12 PM

Presentation Abstract

Do Seventh-day Adventist (SDA) faculty and staff with more personal religious practices have more or less involvement in community service? Are there differences between faculty and staff in levels of church and community volunteerism? Researchers collected survey data from 530 SDA faculty and staff at nine Adventist colleges and universities across the United States in the summer of 2012. Primary survey findings show that 59.7% of faculty and staff worked on a community service project in the past year. Further, 100% of respondents say they volunteer for church work at least several times a year. While such findings indicate that SDA faculty and staff are highly active in their communities and churches, the relationships between their personal religious practices and community service involvement remains to be explored in this presentation.

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B-1 Do Adventists Care about Their Communities? An Exploration of Personal Religious Practices and Community Service Involvement among SDA Faculty and Staff

Buller Room 149

Do Seventh-day Adventist (SDA) faculty and staff with more personal religious practices have more or less involvement in community service? Are there differences between faculty and staff in levels of church and community volunteerism? Researchers collected survey data from 530 SDA faculty and staff at nine Adventist colleges and universities across the United States in the summer of 2012. Primary survey findings show that 59.7% of faculty and staff worked on a community service project in the past year. Further, 100% of respondents say they volunteer for church work at least several times a year. While such findings indicate that SDA faculty and staff are highly active in their communities and churches, the relationships between their personal religious practices and community service involvement remains to be explored in this presentation.