ERIC Number: ED021163
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1963-Mar
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Perceptions of the County 4-H Club Agent's Role in Wisconsin.
Robinson, Russell D.
Perceptions of the 4-H club agent's role were studied from the viewpoint of club agents, county coworkers, supervisors, and officers of county leader's organizations. Data were obtained through personal or group interviews with 189 respondents. Forty job activities were classified into the four categories of (1) planning and evaluating club programs; (2) organizing and promoting local clubs, county events, and activities; (3) providing instruction to leaders and members; and (4) rendering personal service to individuals, clubs, and organizations. It was found that supervisors, agents, and leaders had different perceptions of the role of county 4-H club agents. All groups agreed that planning and evaluation should receive top priority and personal service should be de-emphasized. Within each of the four aspects, there was lack of agreement among respondent groups as to relative importance that should be accorded various activities. Findings were inconclusive when county influence on degree of importance received was compared to degree of importance perceived in the four role aspects. (pt)
Descriptors: Doctoral Dissertations, Extension Agents, Individual Counseling, Individual Instruction, Interviews, Job Analysis, Program Evaluation, Role Perception, Rural Extension, Supervisors, Surveys, Youth Clubs, Youth Leaders
University Microfilms, 300 Zeeb Rd., Ann Arbor, Michigan, 48106 (Order No. 63-5756, MF $3.00, Xerography $10.60).
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Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Milwaukee.
Identifiers: Wisconsin; 4 H Clubs
Note: Ph. D. thesis.