Transformative Effects of the Coastal Clean-Drive on Criminology Students Skills Development and Social Responsibility

  • Richie L. Montebon
  • Grace Colonia
  • Aljun Codera
Keywords: reflective evaluation, transformative reflection, community extension, community services, coastal clean-up, Cebu, Philippines


Environmental issues and community engagement have sparked numerous sustainability and social responsibility programs. Community service fosters relationships that facilitate community growth, and collaborating with academic institutions and other organizations can assist in fulfilling the mission of enhancing living conditions for underprivileged communities. The purpose of this research study is to determine the effects of a clean-up drive on criminology students in a university setting by identifying the knowledge, skills development, and values and attitudes of these students upon participating in a clean-up drive; this study aims to shed light on the potential outcomes and benefits associated with such community-based activities. This study is a descriptive research design that was conducted on College of Criminology students who are currently enrolled in the first semester of 2023-2024. There are a total of ninety-five (95) students who responded to the survey from all year levels. Weighted mean was used to determine the results. Studies revealed that upon participating in the coastal clean-up drive, volunteers gain a better understanding of the importance of environmental preservation. The volunteer was able to develop teamwork among others and became more disciplined after participating in the clean-up drive.


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How to Cite
Montebon, R. L., Colonia, G., & Codera, A. (2024). Transformative Effects of the Coastal Clean-Drive on Criminology Students Skills Development and Social Responsibility. European Journal of Science, Innovation and Technology, 4(1), 93-98. Retrieved from