Differences in Youth Perceptions of Ohio 4-H Based on Gender
Results from over 1,400 youth in northwest Ohio reveal that 4-H is perceived more favorably by female than male youth. Parents and friends of youth also tend to encourage females to be active at higher levels than they do males. It is important for 4-H to consider youth perceptions in program planning and development. 4-H professionals should consider designing programs to be more attractive to male youth.
Homan, G., Dick, J., & Hedrick, J. (2007). Differences in Youth Perceptions of Ohio 4-H Based on Gender. The Journal of Extension, 45(5), Article 18. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol45/iss5/18