ERIC Number: ED048577
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Attitudes toward the Service Leader and Program Leader Approach to Expanded 4-H Club Work in Idaho. A Graduate Study Summary.
Thomas, Charles M.
The purpose of this study was to determine the attitudes of Extension agents and volunteer 4-H Club leaders regarding a newly proposed concept of using county leaders in the conduct and expansion of 4-H Club work in Idaho. An objective was to find out if volunteer 4-H Club leaders felt qualified to conduct: (1) 4-H leader training, (2) planning with Extension, (3) recruiting members and leaders, and (4) organizing new leaders and 4-H Clubs. A questionnaire was mailed to all extension agents (101) and all 4-H leaders (617) in seven randomly selected counties. The questionnaires were different except for one part which asked for the amount of training needed by a county level leader. Extension agents returned 88 questionnaires; all were used. Four-H Leaders returned 325; 32 were incomplete and not used. From the data collected, it appeared that Idaho Extension agents and 4-H leaders participating in the study had positive attitudes toward the county level leadership concept. A majority of the respondents agreed that volunteer 4-H leaders could assist Extension by assuming some of the organizational work currently being done by agents. (EB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washington State Univ., Pullman.
Identifiers: Cooperative Extension Service; Idaho; 4 H Clubs