"this study investigated the effectiveness of service-learning as pedagogy for developing servant-leaders. Participants included 97 students at a faith-based southwest christian university. Fifty-seven of the participants were enrolled in a 15-week servicelearning course (experimental group) and 40 participants were enrolled in similar non-service-learning courses (comparison group). all participants completed the Servant Leadership Questionnaire (SLQ) as a pretest and posttest during the semester. Demographic information was collected in order to determine the participants’ age, gender, grade level, major, previous leadership training, and previous number of service-learning courses. Findings indicated that a student’s major or group (experimental or comparison) made no significant difference in the posttest SLQ scores. the results of this study demonstrate that students in a 15- week service-learning course failed to demonstrate servant leadership development at a greater rate than students who do not participate in 15-week service-learning courses. the discussion considered the impact of a small sample size, the number of previous service-learning courses and leadership development training opportunities, and the servant leadership culture of the university as factors leading to the lack of significance in the testing."
Meinecke, D. B.
"Developing Servant-Leaders Through Service-Learning at a Southwest Christian University: A Quasi-Experimental Study.,"
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