ERIC Number: EJ1136540
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Abstractor: As Provided
Development of Youth Leadership Life Skills of Texas Youth as San Antonio Livestock Exposition School Tour Guides
Real, Laura A.; Harlin, Julie F.
Journal of Leadership Education, v5 n1 p39-60 Sum 2006
This study's purpose was to determine the youth leadership life skills of Texas 4- H, FFA, and FCCLA members participating as school tour guides. Descriptive characteristics were evaluated to determine those affecting leadership life skills development. School tour guides participating in the exit-meeting during the 2004 San Antonio Livestock Exposition were asked to complete the questionnaire. This resulted in 1,691 responses and a 94% response rate. The questionnaire was a 28- item survey that was based on the scales: working with groups, understanding self, communicating, making decisions, and leadership. Conclusions showed that school tour guides were developing leadership life skills. The most influential descriptive characteristics were gender, previous leadership experiences, and ethnicity. Females and those participants who had previous leadership experiences reported stronger perceptions of their leadership life skills. In addition, African and Asian Americans, Hispanics, and Anglos all had stronger perceptions of their leadership life skills when compared to Native Americans.
Descriptors: Daily Living Skills, Youth Programs, Leadership Training, Skill Development, Animal Husbandry, Guides, Questionnaires, Exhibits, Participant Characteristics, Youth Leaders, Likert Scales, Correlation, Teamwork, Metacognition, Communication Skills, Decision Making Skills, Leadership Effectiveness, Gender Differences, Prior Learning, Ethnicity, Extension Education, Statistical Significance
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Texas
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