Relationships between 4-H volunteer leader competencies and skills youth learn in 4-H programs

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Abstract

This article examined the relationships between 4-H volunteer leader competencies and skills youth learn in 4-H. Using a descriptive-correlational research, the study reported found significant relationships between leadership competencies and skills youth learn in 4-H. Regression analysis revealed that two variables-skills and belonging-explained 28.1% of the variance in youth life skills, suggesting that when volunteer leaders make kids feel welcome and important to the 4-H program and demonstrate importance of life skills, then youth learn life skills relative to communications, decision making, goal setting, and relationship building.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number4RIB2
JournalJournal of Extension
Volume49
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 1 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education

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