Parents' perceptions of life skills gained by youth participating in the 4-H beef project Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • Does participating in the 4-H beef project help develop life skills in youth? Randomly selected parents of youth were mailed a survey asking them to determine if 13 life skills were enhanced as a result of their child participating in the 4-H beef project. The rank order for the top five mean scores were: "accepting responsibility," "setting goals," "develop self-discipline," "self motivation," and "knowledge of the livestock industry." A Pearson product moment correlation coefficient also revealed a low-to-moderate positive relationship for life skill development and years of participating in the 4-H beef project.

author list (cited authors)

  • Boleman, C. T., Cummings, S. R., & Briers, G. E.

publication date

  • October 2004