ERIC Number: EJ1136585
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Abstractor: As Provided
Contributions to the Development of State FFA Officers
Hoover, Tracy S.; Bruce, Jacklyn A.
Journal of Leadership Education, v5 n3 p111-127 Win 2006
What are the long term consequences associated with serving as a state FFA officer? Using a semi-structured interview format, selected state FFA officers from a twenty year time span were interviewed to assess their perceptions of and assets attributed to their experiences as a state officer. Results indicated that past state officers, regardless of when they served, noted positive leadership development, personal growth, and a heightened level of community awareness. Additionally, experiences and subsequent engagement related to their term confirmed four key features of positive adolescent development, which are, a sense of industry and competence; a sense of identity; a sense of control over one's fate; and connectedness to others (CSR Inc, 1997).
Descriptors: Leadership, Semi Structured Interviews, Attitude Measures, Experience, Leadership Training, Individual Development, Adolescent Development, Competence, Identification (Psychology), Self Determination, Interpersonal Relationship, Youth Programs, Coding, Extension Agents
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: Pennsylvania
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