ERIC Number: EJ1136531
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Abstractor: As Provided
Leadership Idaho Agriculture: An Examination of Graduates' Perceptions
Patten, Justin C.; Moore, Lori L.
Journal of Leadership Education, v5 n3 p158-176 Win 2006
The study sought to evaluate a state agricultural leadership program, Leadership Idaho Agriculture (LIA), according to the perceptions of program graduates. Of the 348 graduates from 1993-2001, 246 returned a completed instrument for a total response rate of 70.7%. Participants rated communication skills as the most frequently used skills and public speaking skills as the least frequently used skills emphasized within the LIA program. Participants perceived LIA to have the greatest impact in their career and their ability to set new goals in their careers. Participants reported that the four LIA program objectives were met with an above average success rate or higher but recommended the inclusion of content related to conducting business meetings and conflict management.
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Leadership Training, Conflict Resolution, Graduates, Educational Attitudes, Public Speaking, Communication Skills, Program Evaluation, Career Development, Program Content, Decision Making, Statistical Analysis, Surveys
Association of Leadership Educators. e-mail: Jole@aged.tamu.edu; Web site: http://leadershipeducators.org/page-1014283
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Idaho
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