ERIC Number: ED054379
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Jul
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Relationship of Student Characteristics and Program Policies to Participation in FFA. A Digest of a Ph. D. Dissertation.
Welton, Richard F.; Bender, Ralph E.
This report is a summary of a doctoral thesis concerning the relationship of Future Farmers of America (FAA) Chapter programs and the characteristics of vocational agricultural students participating in FFA activities. Based on data collected from 109 vocational agriculture departments, findings are summarized according to: (1) the attributes of FFA chapters, (2) the relationship between selected FFA chapters and vocational agriculture departments and the extent to which students participate in FFA, (3) characteristics of vocational agriculture students, and (4) the relationship between selected characteristics of vocational agriculture students and their degree of participation in FFA activities. A major conclusion drawn from the findings is that the extent to which students participate in FFA activities is influenced primarily by the number of years students have been enrolled in vocational agriculture. It also was noted that participation of members in FFA activities is increased as chapters provide an opportunity for a high percentage of the membership to become involved in leadership positions within the chapter. Following the conclusions are several recommendations concerning needed research. (Author/JS)
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Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Dept. of Agricultural Education.