A comparison of attitudes toward competition in Ohio 4-H: Current 4-H members versus 4-H dropouts

TitleA comparison of attitudes toward competition in Ohio 4-H: Current 4-H members versus 4-H dropouts
Year of Publication1986
AuthorsCollins, CS
DegreeM.S.
UniversityOhio State University
Thesis TypeMaster's thesis
Call NumberS533.F66C622
Abstract

The purpose of the study was to describe attitudes of current 4-H members and dropouts toward competition and identify any existing differences. Preferences of members and dropouts toward direct versus indirect competition were also described and compared. 4-H members and 4-H dropouts were studied. Questionnaires were mailed to 172 4-H members (80 percent response) and 172 dropouts (72 percent response). In attitudes toward competition, membership status was found to be significant. No significant differences were found on the basis of sex, age, or years in 4-H. Sex and membership status were found to be significant in preference toward direct versus indirect competition; age and years in 4-H were not found to be significant. All groups had negative attitudes toward competition. In addition, all groups preferred indirect competition.

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