4-H members' public speaking experience through county leadership activities

Title4-H members' public speaking experience through county leadership activities
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsEckenwiler, JA
DegreeM.S.
UniversityOhio State University
Thesis TypeMaster's thesis
Abstract

The mixed-method study utilized a random sample of 4-H members in their last year of 4-H in Ohio. The findings indicated an increase in skill abilities and benefit from 4-H program, including choosing a career path, becoming leaders, confidence and capability of handling situations and opportunity to take on responsibility. Respondents were more involved in county activities when older and more club activities when younger and older. The researcher concluded that teaching 4-H members life skills at a young age and practicing them over a period of time enhances the individuals confidence in their abilities as well as helping them to better prepare them for college, the workforce and beyond.