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ERIC Number: ED066663
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Pages: 10
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Abstract: Attitudes toward Competition in the 4-H Program in Carroll County, Ohio: A Thesis by A. Wayne Hothem.
Lifer, Charles W.
This study compared the attitudes toward competition in the 4-H Club program in Carroll County, Ohio, as seen by 4-H members, their parents, and 4-H advisors. A random sampling was used to compare the attitudes among the three respondent groups (211 of 278 4-H Club members responded to the questionnaire, 181 of 587 parents, and 32 of 35 advisors). From the results it was concluded that (1) girl 4-H members were more competitive than boys; (2) learning a skill or project and having fun were the main reasons for joining; (3) parents wanted their children to join to have the experience of working together, learn a project or skill, and gain self-confidence and responsibility; (4) members liked 4-H activities and project work the most; (5) parents liked project work and the development of leadership, self-confidence, and responsibility the most; (6) members preferred 4-H activities and more project work at local meetings; (7) parents preferred more project work at meetings and better trained advisors; (8) all groups indicated that age and abilities should be given more consideration in competitive activities; (9) all groups stated that more emphasis should be placed on the member doing the best job that he or she is capable of doing; (10) older members preferred compulsory grading of projects; and (11) older members preferred competition. (Author/JS)
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Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Dept. of Agricultural Education.
Identifiers: 4 H Clubs