This article advances the literature on assessment of EFNEP's effectiveness. Factor analysis of Behavior Checklist items were performed to arrive at a parsimonious set of constructs used to assess the effects of program attributes on participants' behavior change. Based on the data from Michigan EFNEP, the use of constructs demonstrated a robust method of assessing program effectiveness. The greatest behavior changes were with participants taught by program assistants with fewer than 2, 2-5, or more than 15 years of experience. Hispanic participants reported higher levels of behavior changes, as did participants who received EFNEP curriculum in a one-on-one setting.
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Hoerr, S. L., Abdulkadri, A. O., Miller, S., Waltersdorf, C., LaShore, M., Martin, K., & Newkirk, C. (2011). Improving Measurement of the EFNEP Outcomes Using Factor Analysis of the Behavior Checklist. The Journal of Extension, 49(4), Article 6. https://doi.org/10.34068/joe.49.04.06