ERIC Number: ED038564
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-Jul
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Characteristics of Low and High Project Leader Task Performance and Task Qualified Groups in Selected Tennessee Counties.
Lucas, Anna B.; Carter, Cecil E.
Conducted in 14 Tennessee counties, this study concentrated on the relationship of Four H project leaders' personal characteristics to performance of, and their feeling of being qualified to perform, a high or low number of tasks. It also investigated relationships between how often extension agents provided information to leaders by various teaching methods, and agents who have a high or low percentage of leaders who perform many tasks. Some of the major findings were: (1) high task performance leaders were more likely to be females, to be teachers, housewives, laborers, or professionals; (2) leaders with more leadership experience and training were more likely to be in the high task performance groups than leaders with little or no leadership experience or leadership training; (3) leaders with more training more often felt qualified to perform more tasks; (4) how often extension agents had given leaders information did not significantly affect the percentage of high task performance leaders per agent. Recommendations stressed further studies on the information provided to leaders and on teaching methods used. (The document includes 23 references.) (LY)
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Authoring Institution: Tennessee Univ., Knoxville. Univ. Extension Div.