The relationship between membership status of rural youth in selected organizations and certain personal and familial characteristics

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Elizabeth Ann Brooks (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Irwin Sperry

Abstract: Extra-curricular activities have a place in the socialization process of today's youth. During adolescence, there is concern with acceptance by one's peer group. Extra-curricular activities, such as club membership, contribute to this socialization process in an informal group setting. Three organizations proposing to offer these experiences to youth are: the Future Farmers of America, Future Homemakers of America, and 4-H Clubs. Research concerning these three organizations has been very limited. Studies of 4-H center around re-enrollment and characteristics of members. Materials concerning these organizations have been theoretical and popular in nature, but very little empirical literature exists.

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Language: English
Date: 1965

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