Motivational factors related to youth performance in a horticulture career development event

TitleMotivational factors related to youth performance in a horticulture career development event
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsJones, A
DegreeM.S.
UniversityPurdue University
Thesis TypeMaster's thesis
Abstract

The purpose of this study was to explore youth's knowledge, motivation, and educational experiences and to describe the relationships between youth motivation, coach motivation, learning and participation, and youth's performance in a competitive, out-of-school horticultural career development event: the 2010 Indiana 4-H/FFA Horticulture Career Development Event. There were three conclusions of this study: 1) youth were motivated to participate in a competitive horticulture career development event and that motivation was related to performance of horticultural competencies. 2) Coaches' motivation was related to youth motivation and youth performance of horticultural competencies. 3) Time spent preparing for the horticulture career development event and learning resources used by youth were related to youth's overall performance of horticulture competencies.