ERIC Number: ED356351
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
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Importance of Leadership Training Topics as Perceived by Student Members of Future Homemakers of America.
Robinson, Jacquelyn P.; Walters, Norma J.
A study surveyed 110 randomly selected students from 16 randomly selected Future Homemakers of America/Home Economics Related Occupations (FHA/HERO) Chapters in high schools in a southern state to identify leadership training topics. Two instruments were used: Demographic Questionnaire and Leadership Training Topic Questionnaire (LTTQ). The LTTQ contained 22 items, identified through a literature review, for assessing student member perceptions regarding relevant topics that could be used for training student officers. Instrument design allowed students to check topics perceived important using a yes/no format for inclusion in leadership training. Analysis consisted of frequency and percentage distributions, principal component analysis, and analysis of variance. Results revealed a clear factor pattern of the leadership training topics, and 20 of the 22 training topics were perceived to be of sufficient importance for inclusion in leadership training designed for high school home economics students. Three recommendations were made: incorporate leadership training into all FHA/HERO chapter activities; continue leadership training, initially using the top 5 or 10 topics and incorporating others as needed; and develop leadership training packets. (Contains 15 references and 3 data tables.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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