The image of the 4-H professional/profession as perceived by selected Cooperative Extension Service professionals in the United States

TitleThe image of the 4-H professional/profession as perceived by selected Cooperative Extension Service professionals in the United States
Year of Publication1985
AuthorsGerhard, GW
DegreeM.A.
UniversityNew Mexico State University
Thesis TypeMaster's thesis
Call NumberS533.F66G46
Abstract

The major study described the current status of the image of the 4-H profession as perceived by Cooperative Extension Service (CES) professionals in the United States. A Likert-scale instrument and reflective scale was submitted to a random, stratified sample of Extension professionals, representing all states and the District of Columbia. The mean values for the image variables were positive. The 4-H professional is perceived most strongly as an autonomous decision maker, personally committed to public responsibility, as a lifelong learner, and holding equal professional status and freedom for advancement within CES. Two connected ideas should be addressed: the mission of 4-H as it fits a locality and the expected role of the 4-H/youth professional.

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