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ERIC Number: ED003254
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1963
Pages: 195
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AN ANALYSIS OF CERTAIN EDUCATIONAL AND SOCIO-ECONOMIC FACTORS AS THEY RELATE TO THE NATURE AND NUMBER OF 4-H PROJECTS SELECTED AND THE PROJECT PROGRESSION SHOWN BY 4-H CLUB MEMBERS AT GRADES ONE, SIX, AND NINE IN TEN WISCONSIN COMMUNITIES.
KREITLOW, BURTON W.; LIDSTER, ECHO L.R.
THIS STUDY INCLUDED 75 BOYS AND 67 GIRLS WHO HAD BEEN RESIDENTS SINCE GRADE 1 IN 10 WISCONSIN COMMUNITIES AND WHO HAD BEEN 4-H CLUB MEMBERS AT SOME TIME DURING THIS PERIOD. THREE HYPOTHESES WERE TESTED WITH 19 VARIABLES GROUPED UNDER 3 HEADINGS--(1) EDUCATIONAL, (2) SOCIOECONOMIC, AND (3) TEACHER RATING FACTORS. THE FINDINGS REVEAL THAT THERE ARE SIGNIFICANT DIFFERENCES AT THE .05 PERCENT LEVEL AMONG SOME OF THE MEAN SCORES IN ALL THREE CATEGORIES OF KINDS, NUMBERS, AND LEVELS OF PROGRESSION OF 4-H PROJECTS. THERE WAS A TENDENCY FOR BOYS TAKING THE MOST PROJECTS AND ATTAINING THE HIGHEST LEVEL OF PROGRESSION TO BE LOWER ACHIEVERS IN SCHOOL. THE DIFFERENCES AMONG ACHIEVEMENT SCORES FOR GIRLS WERE SMALLER THAN THE DIFFERENCES FOR THESE SCORES AMONG BOYS. BOYS TAKING SHEEP AND GARDEN PROJECTS HAD LOWER SOCIOECONOMIC SCORES THAN BOYS IN DAIRY, ELECTRICAL, AND WOODWORKING PROJECTS. THESE FINDINGS HAVE INDICATED THAT THE TYPE OF PROJECT ACTIVITY AVAILABLE IN HOME ECONOMICS MAY ATTRACT GIRLS WHOSE ACADEMIC CHARACTERISTICS ARE SUPERIOR TO THE BOYS. ON THE BASIS OF THE FINDINGS, THE INVESTIGATORS QUESTION THE WISDOM OF ENCOURAGING AN INDETERMINATELY LENGTHY MEMBERSHIP IN 4-H CLUB WORK BY MEANS OF WHICH SOME 4-H AWARD WINNERS MAY OUTLAST RATHER THAN OUTWIN THEIR COMPETITORS. (WB)
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Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison.
Identifiers: MADISON; WISCONSIN; 4 H Clubs