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ERIC Number: ED080881
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Aug
Pages: 104
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Kansas Youth Studies; Youth and Community Resource Development.
Neely, Margery A.
What 4-H members need to know about their community and how they can be promoted into participation as citizens are problems investigated in this study. The objectives were to develop descriptions of needs and extent of youth involvement in varied community social structures and to ascertain the types of implementation that are best suited to different youth efforts in Community Development. The method used to obtain data were: questionnaires, sociometry, awareness/attitudes, and semantic differentials. The 4-H members in the treatment and control counties of Kansas did not differ in age distribution. The findings indicated that disagreement existed within the age groups concerning the level of difficulty, defined by the amount of planning needed, of community projects and that differences in 4-H club activities must be left to the choice of the members. The youth must be able to feel the commitment that is based upon one's own interest and motivation. Plans should fit community goals, but youth should have a voice in matters of interst to them if they are to become involved. A 39-item bibliography and all the data gathering devices are included in the appendixes. (KP)
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Authoring Institution: Kansas State Univ., Manhattan. Extension Service.
Identifiers - Location: Kansas