ERIC Number: ED074316
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Four-H Leadership Training Needs of Tennessee Agents, 1970.
Hamil, Marifloyd; And Others
A study was conducted comparing the self-perceived training needs of Tennessee county extension agents with their training needs as perceived by their district supervisors. Factors considered were supervisory district, sex of worker, percent of time devoted to 4-H work, and years of tenure with the Tennessee Extension Service. Questionnaires were completed by 345 Tennessee county extension agents and by 15 district supervisors on 11 adult and 6 junior leadership training needs. Agents were asked how well-trained they considered themselves in adult and junior leadership, and supervisors were asked how well-trained their agents were. Both groups were asked to indicate three priority training needs. Results showed that: (1) district supervisors gave lower ratings to their agents on all items than the agents gave themselves; (2) comparison on district and sex-of-worker bases yielded only a slight degree of disagreement on self-perceived needs; (3) male agents more frequently rated themselves "not very" well trained in junior leadership than did female agents; (4) supervisors in general selected more priority needs in adult leadership training than did the agents; (5) agents felt that the junior leadership priority needs were of greater importance than did the supervisors; and (6) as the percent of time devoted to 4-H work increased, so did the proportion of agents indicating adult leadership priority needs. (KM)
Publication Type: N/A
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Authoring Institution: Tennessee Univ., Knoxville. Agricultural Extension Service.
Note: Research Summary of a Graduate Study; Extension Study 37, S.C. 823