ERIC Number: ED039401
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-Jul
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4-H Project Leader Roles: Perception of Extension Agents and Volunteer Leaders in Fourteen Tennessee Counties.
Lambert, Hubert E.; Carter, Cecil E., Jr.
This study was to determine the tasks 4-H project leaders performed, to secure leaders' and agents' opinions concerning the tasks that should be performed by 4-H project leaders, and to determine the opinions of 4-H project leaders and extension agents concerning the qualifications of 4-H project leaders to perform 55 selected tasks. Questionnaires were mailed to 463 project leaders and 27 agents in 14 Tennessee counties. Usable returns were received from 225 project leaders and 27 agents. The following were among the findings: the location of leaders in counties with a large or small number of project leaders did not significantly influence the number of tasks performed by the leaders; an average of 40% of the leaders were performing each of the 55 tasks; 71.6% of the leaders and 86.6% of the agents thought leaders should perform each of the tasks; an average of 57% of the leaders and 18.8% of the agents believed leaders were qualified to perform the tasks; and the agents thought leaders were best qualified to perform the planning tasks and least qualified to perform the teaching tasks of 4-H project work. (Author/NL)
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Authoring Institution: Tennessee Univ., Knoxville. Agricultural Extension Service.