Supervisors' and 4-H Youth Development Educators' Perceptions of the Leadership Practices Employed by Educators
The quantitative study described here investigated leadership practices being employed by county 4-H educators in Pennsylvania. Survey instruments, including the Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire (MLQ), the Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI), and a demographics questionnaire, were sent to all Extension 4-H educators and their supervisors. The study found no significant difference between scores of educators and supervisors for transactional skills. However, there was a significant difference in scores for transformational skills, leadership outcomes, and each LPI construct. Recommendations include staff development opportunities that will specifically address the gaps in leadership skills.
Sinasky, M. E., & Bruce, J. A. (2006). Supervisors' and 4-H Youth Development Educators' Perceptions of the Leadership Practices Employed by Educators. The Journal of Extension, 44(3), Article 8. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol44/iss3/8