ERIC Number: ED030811
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: 0
The Relationship between 4-H Division Leaders' Propensity toward Delegation and Involvement in and Major Responsibility for Leader Identification and Selection.
Dunbar, Mary Elizabeth
This research was to determine the relationship between New York State Cooperative Extension 4-H Division Leaders' propensity toward delegation of work responsibility and (1) their degree of involvement in the performance of leader identification and selection tasks, (2) assignment of major responsibility for these tasks, and (3) other selected personal and program factors. The sample comprised New York State 4-H Division Leaders in 55 countries. Of the 55 leaders polled, 46 returned usable questionnaires. Based on a review of literature on delegation, 20 administrative factors were selected to elicit 4-H Division Leaders' propensity toward delegating responsibility. In addition, 18 tasks of leader identification and selection tasks that incorporated planning, executing, and evaluating on a county-wide and local or area basis, were developed. Data revealed that (1) leaders were the most highly involved of all positional groups in tasks of leader identification and selection, and (2) the respondents perceived themselves and 4-H agents to be more highly involved than subprofessionals and voluntary leaders in these tasks. Findings indicated that 12 of the factors used in the study appeared to be significantly associated with the dependent variable, 4-H Division Leaders' propensity to delegate. (author/nl)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh. Dept. of Adult Education.
Identifiers: New York; 4 H Clubs
Note: Masters Thesis.