ERIC Number: ED230339
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Jul
Reference Count: 0
The 4-H Program Contribution to Family Strength. Evaluation Study.
Orr, John D.
A random sample of the 7,996 volunteer adult 4-H program leaders in Nebraska were sent a questionnaire to determine how the 4-H leaders felt about the contribution of the 4-H program to family strengths such as appreciation, sharing, good communication, commitment, and sharing values. Of the 334 Family Involvement Questionnaire responses, 315 usable responses from leaders indicated that the 4-H program was effective. Eighty-one percent of the 4-H leaders sampled felt that the 4-H program was effective in giving parents and members of their family opportunities to spend additional time together. Only five leaders felt that the 4-H program was not effective in the area of giving members opportunities to express apreciation to others. More than 45% felt that 4-H was very or extremely effective in giving opportunities for members to learn to communicate. Four-H leaders felt that the program was effective in contributing to citizenship development of youth and in teaching other values. Additionally, leaders felt that 4-H programs provided opportunities for members to learn to deal with problems in a positive way. The length of time the person had been a 4-H leader influenced the amount of confidence the leader had in the 4-H program as an influence in building family strengths. (AH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Extension Service (USDA), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Nebraska Univ., Lincoln. Cooperative Extension Service.; Nebraska Univ., Lincoln. Inst. of Agriculture and Natural Resources.
Identifiers: Nebraska; 4H Programs
Note: Cover title "Nebraska 4-H Family Strengths Study."