ERIC Number: ED036723
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Feb
Reference Count: 0
A Research Summary of a Graduate Study: An Analysis of Factors Related to the Role Performance of 4-H Junior Leaders in Selected Tennessee Counties.
Fussell, Polly L.; Carter, Cecil E., Jr.
This 1968 study explored role perceptions of junior Four H leaders and identified some factors in role performance. Hypotheses were tested relating to their role expectations, performance and self evaluation of preparedness for the role. Questionnaires were administered to 279 junior leaders, 121 adult leaders, and 36 Extension agents in 15 Tennessee counties. These were among the findings: (1) adult leaders felt that junior leaders should perform more tasks than Extension agents felt they should; (2) the three groups disagreed as to the relative importance of the five task groups, or roles, of junior leaders; (3) task expectations, task performance, and self perceived preparedness were significantly related, especially for number and frequency of tasks performed; (4) sex and junior Four H club meeting attendance were significantly related to junior leaders' role perceptions; (5) high task performance and sense of preparedness were both related to such characteristics as membership in clubs other than Four H, attendance at Four H events, offices held in Four H, attendance at junior Four H meetings, time spent working with adult leaders, and parental involvement past or present. (author/ly)
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Identifiers: Tennessee; 4 H Clubs
Note: Extension Study No. 5.