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ERIC Number: EJ1134711
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1552-9045
4-H Made Me a Leader: A College-Level Alumni Perspective of Leadership Life Skill Development
Anderson, Jessica; Bruce, Jacklyn; Mouton, Lauren
Journal of Leadership Education, v9 n2 p35-49 Sum 2010
The purposes of this qualitative study were to determine the contribution of 4-H experiences to leadership life skill development of college-level 4-H alumni and to determine the effect of those skills on collegiate alumni's desire to continue involvement in 4-H. The research methods included semi-structured interviews. Major findings of the study noted that the interviewees' 4-H experiences positively contributed to leadership life skill development, closely following the pattern of the four essential elements which serve as the foundation of 4-H programming. Also identified was a strong desire of college-level 4-H alumni to continue their participation with 4-H. Recommendations include specifically targeting this generation of alumni for greater utilization because of their strong desire to stay connected.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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