Can In-Service Learning Facilitate Wellbeing? An International Comparison of New Zealand and Irish Student Wellbeing
This study evaluates the effects of service learning and reflection on student learning, through enhancing psychological wellbeing. An international comparative perspective was used for this research, with the participants being drawn from two contexts: New Zealand, and Ireland.
More than 30 students from New Zealand and Ireland participated in this research. Participants kept a reflective journal over the course of a programme of study. This intervention was measured by way of pre and post testing of the students, using the Connor Davidson resilience scale and Ryff and Singers personal wellbeing scales to form the basis of questionnaires they completed. Additional data was gathered from analysis of their reflective journals.
Roche, M., Barton, H., & and Horn, C. (2010, June 23-26). Can in service learning facilitate wellbeing? An international comparison of New Zealand and Irish student wellbeing. Paper presented at the 5th European Conference on Positive Psychology, Copenhagen, Denmark.