ERIC Number: EJ1035129
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jun
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
Knowledge, Attitudes, and Commitment Concerning Evidence-Based Prevention Programs: Differences between Family and Consumer Sciences and 4-H Youth Development Educators
Perkins, Daniel F.; Chilenski, Sarah Meyer; Olson, Jonathan R.; Mincemoyer, Claudia C.
Journal of Extension, v52 n3 Article 3FEA6 Jun 2014
We describe the results of a study designed to assess knowledge, perceptions, and attitudes towards evidence-based and other prevention programs among county Extension educators. We examined differences across educators from Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) and 4-H Youth Development. Analyses based on a multi-state sample of educators revealed significant differences such that, compared to their 4-H counterparts, FCS educators were more knowledgeable of evidence-based programs and had more favorable perceptions and attitudes towards evidence-based and other prepackaged prevention programs. These findings suggest that Extension administrators should work to encourage the use of evidence-based and other prevention programs, particularly within 4-H.
Descriptors: Prevention, Family Programs, Consumer Science, Youth Programs, Extension Agents, Individual Differences, Evidence, Teacher Attitudes, Knowledge Level, State Programs, Extension Education, Partnerships in Education, Online Surveys, Teacher Collaboration, Familiarity, Teacher Competency Testing
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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