ERIC Number: ED021171
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Dec
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The Role of the Area Extension Agent, 4-H, as Perceived by County 4-H Advisory Committee Members.
Lifer, Charles William
Role expectations of 4-H area extension agents, as perceived by county 4-H advisory committee members, county extension agents, and state extension administrative staff were studied in seven counties. A questionnaire was administered to all 4-H advisory committee members. Data were analyzed by using percentages, mean weighted scores and Spearmen's Rank Correlations. Results showed that the three groups did not have a consensus on the priority of responsibilities of the extension agents. There was a distinct lack of understanding by the county advisory committee members of the area agents in 4-H programs. Respondents agreed that area 4-H agents should evaluate multicounty 4-H programs and gave this highest priority. There was a positive association between respondent groups on the priority of the functions the area 4-H should perform in county 4-H club programs. It was concluded that an educational program should be conducted at the county, area, and state levels to inform various clientele groups of the nature and role of the 4-H area extension agent. (author/pt)
Descriptors: Administrators, Advisory Committees, Extension Agents, Masters Theses, Program Administration, Program Evaluation, Role Perception, Rural Extension, Staff Role, Statistical Analysis, Surveys, Youth Clubs
Ohio State University, North High St., Columbus 43210
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Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus.
Note: M.S. Thesis.