ERIC Number: ED047201
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
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A Seventeen-Year Study of the Relationship of 4-H Club Work to the Interests of Rural Youth and Their Selected Performances as Adults.
This study was designed to test the relationship of 4-H Club work to the interests of rural youth during their school years (grades 6-12) and to selected performances--attitudes toward and participation in adult education and occupational choices--five years after high school. It was also intended to examine the relationship between interests and other sociopsychological factors and selected adult performances. The sample consisted of 339 persons who had lived in their respective communities from grade one through grade twelve and had been tested at grades one, six, and twelve and questioned about selected adult performances five years after high school. By means of multiple analysis, a significant relationship was found between 4-H club membership and rural youth interests and later participation in, and attitudes toward, adult education. Interests were shown to relate significantly with personal social behavior, mental age and adults' occupational choices. Results of the study suggested that there should be greater concern for a diversified 4-H program by emphasizing more intrinsic learning experience at later stage of 4-H tenure, and a more nonagricultural program for youth. (Author/PT)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Agriculture, Attitudes, Career Choice, Doctoral Dissertations, Intelligence, Interest Inventories, Interests, Longitudinal Studies, Participation, Performance, Research, Rural Youth, Sampling, Social Adjustment, Social Attitudes, Statistical Analysis, Youth Clubs
University Microfilms, 300 N. Zeeb Rd., Ann Arbor, Michigan 48106 (Order No. 68-17,952, MF $3.50, Xerography $12.15)
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Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison.
Identifiers: 4 H Clubs
Note: Ph.D. Thesis