Effects of 4-H Interstate Exchange Program Participation
Petty, Laura J.
This study examines the effects of participation in the 4-H interstate exchange program. Prior to this investigation, very little research has been done on this subject. The study included three case studies with a total of 27 4-H alumni from the three Texas counties of Gillespie, Comal/Guadalupe (joint program), and Travis, who took part in exchange between 1983 and 2001. The study first developed a profile of each case study’s participants, examined the effects of those attributes, and investigated both hosting and traveling experiences. Data was analyzed both qualitatively and quantitatively and revealed that within each case study, the exchange experiences positively impacted not only the participants, but their families as well.
4-H clubs, student exchange programs, agricultural education
Beck, J. (2003). Effects of 4-H interstate exchange program participation (Unpublished thesis). Southwest Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas.