ERIC Number: ED094248
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Mar-1
Reference Count: N/A
Study of 4-H Youth and 4-H Programming. Extension Studies 49.
Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park. Cooperative Extension Service.
This study was undertaken in order to learn more about the background factors and characteristics of youth that appear to be associated with enrollment, involvement, and attrition from 4-H. In addition, the study sought to determine the manner in which community setting influences awareness of 4-H, enrollment and involvement in, and attrition from 4-H. The 889 young people who filled out the questionnaires were either current 4-H members, former 4-H members or nonmembers of 4-H from three Pennsylvania counties. The major portion of each group of youth perceived 4-H in a positive light. The majority of former 4-H members feel that they did not leave 4-H, but rather 4-H left them. While there was little in the way of negative perceptions of 4-H, those expressed centered around the emphasis on competition and recordkeeping. Youth from large urban areas and those from more isolated rural areas receive least in the way of 4-H programing opportunities. Some of the findings indicated problems in the areas of assistance with personal problem resolutions and concerns relating to educational, vocational, social, and psychological futures. (Also included are sample questionnaires.) (Author/BP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Extension Service (USDA), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park. Cooperative Extension Service.
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania