ERIC Number: EJ1136538
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
Leadership Practices Employed by 4-H Youth Development Educators in a Northeast State
Bruce, Jacklyn A.; Webster, Nicole S.; Sinasky, Megan E.
Journal of Leadership Education, v5 n3 p79-92 Win 2006
This quantitative study was completed in order to gather initial data on the leadership practices currently being employed by county level 4-H educators in a northeast state. A survey instrument including the Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire (MLQ), the Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI), and a demographics questionnaire, was sent to all extension 4-H educators. Findings had educators self reporting the use of transformational leadership skills fairly often while transactional skills only once in a while. Also, educators reported the moderate use of skills including role modeling and engaging others in activities; but low usage scores were reported in areas of visioning, bringing people on board, and rewarding people for successes. Recommendations include staff development opportunities that will specifically address the gaps in leadership skills.
Descriptors: Youth Programs, Statistical Analysis, Leadership Styles, Extension Agents, Questionnaires, Transformational Leadership, Skill Analysis, Teacher Surveys, Leadership Effectiveness, Educational Practices, Measures (Individuals), Multivariate Analysis
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 - Assessments and Surveys: Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire; Leadership Practices Inventory