ERIC Number: ED378390
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Dec
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FFA Participation and Youth Leadership Life Skills Development: A Tri-State Study.
Dormody, Thomas J.; Seevers, Brenda S.
A study determined predictors of youth leadership life skills development among 400 1992-93 Future Farmers of America (FFA) members in Arizona, Colorado, and New Mexico. The design of the study was descriptive-correlational-predictive. For the prediction portion, the dependent variable was youth leadership life skills development; the main independent variable was participation in FFA leadership activities. Control variables were achievement expectancy, self-esteem, years in FFA, age, ethnicity, gender, and place of residence. The Youth Leadership Life Skills Development Scale (YLLSDS) was used to measure the dependent variable. Mailed questionnaires collected data from March-June 1993. Findings indicated that achievement expectancy had a positive relationship with youth leadership life skills development, explaining nearly 14% of the variance in YLLSDS scores. Three variables--achievement expectancy, participation in FFA leadership activities, and gender--explained significant amounts of the variance in scores. Recommendations were made for a focus on satisfying FFA members' achievement motives when developing FFA leadership activities, encouragement of youth to join FFA and participate, and further research. (Contains 21 references.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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