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ERIC Number: EJ1074736
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Aug
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
ISSN: EISSN-1077-5315
College Transition Study Shows 4-H Helps Youth Prepare for and Succeed in College
Ratkos, Judy; Knollenberg, Lauren
Journal of Extension, v53 n4 Article 4FEA7 Aug 2015
Many young adults enter college without the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed. The purpose of the study reported here was to determine if 4-H helps develop life skills needed for the transition to college and overall college success. An online survey was sent to college-attending 4-H alumni and a comparison group, with a final sample size of 268 students. Results showed 4-H alumni rated significantly higher than the comparison group on six life skills constructs. These findings can be used to show 4-H program impact and how 4-H participation helps young people prepare for and succeed in college.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Michigan