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ERIC Number: EJ953505
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Aug
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: ISSN-1077-5315
Improving Measurement of the EFNEP Outcomes Using Factor Analysis of the Behavior Checklist
Hoerr, Sharon L.; Abdulkadri, Abdullahi O.; Miller, Steven; Waltersdorf, Christine; LaShore, Margaret; Martin, Karen; Newkirk, Cathy
Journal of Extension, v49 n4 Article 4FEA5 Aug 2011
This article advances the literature on assessment of EFNEP's effectiveness. Factor analysis of Behavior Checklist items were performed to arrive at a parsimonious set of constructs used to assess the effects of program attributes on participants' behavior change. Based on the data from Michigan EFNEP, the use of constructs demonstrated a robust method of assessing program effectiveness. The greatest behavior changes were with participants taught by program assistants with fewer than 2, 2-5, or more than 15 years of experience. Hispanic participants reported higher levels of behavior changes, as did participants who received EFNEP curriculum in a one-on-one setting. (Contains 1 figure and 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Basic Education; Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Michigan