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Statistical Analysis Report:

Student Participation in Community Service Activity

April 1997

(NCES 97-331) Ordering information


Contents

Acknowledgments

Highlights

1. Introduction

2. Level of Participation

3. School Practices to Encourage Participation and Learning

3. Summary and Conclusions

4. Survey Methodology and Data Reliability

5. References

List of Tables

Table 1.- Percent of students in grades 6 through 12 and their reported community service participation, by selected student characteristics: 1996

Table 2.- Percent of students in grades 6 through 12 and their reported plans for community service participation next year, by community service participation in the current year: 1996

Table 3.- Percent of students in grades 6 through 12 and their reported community service participation, by selected student activities: 1996

Table 4.- Percent of students in grades 6 through 12 and their reported participation in community service, by selected household characteristics: 1996

Table 5.- Percent of students in grades 6 through 12 and their reported community service participation, by selected community characteristics: 1996

Table 6.- Percent of students in grades 6 through 12 and their reported participation in community service, by selected school characteristics: 1996

Table 7.- Community service participation of students in grades 6 through 12, by reported school practices to promote student community service: 1996

Table 8.- Hours of regular community service participation in the current school year for students in grades 6 through 12, by reported school practices to promote student community service: 1996

Table 9.- Percent of students in grades 6 through 12 who reported school practices to promote student community service, by student's grade and school type: 1996

Table 10.- Community service participation of students in grades 6 through 12, by participation in community service of adults in the household and by school practices to promote community service: 1996

Table 11.- A logistic regression analysis to predict student participation in community service

Table 12.- Percent of students in grades 6 through 12 participating in community service who reported incorporation of community service in the curriculum, by school practices to promote student community service: 1996

Table 13.- Logistic regression analysis to predict student participation in community service (full model, including variables that were not statistically significant)

List of Figures

Figure 1.- Percent of 6th through 12th grade students and their total hours of participation in regular community service during the current school year: 1996)

Figure 2.- Percent of students in grades 6 through 12 who reported various school practices to promote community service: 1996

List of Exhibits

Exhibit 1.- Item response rates for variables used in the analysis


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