EFNEP collects stories from participants and educators regarding the program's impacts. The objective of the study reported here was to qualitatively analyze these stories in the context of quality of life. Researchers analyzed 1,057 stories by identifying key words and developing codes to best describe the information. After analysis, codes were grouped into themes. The research demonstrated that EFNEP is perceived to have positively affected the quality of life of participants. These results not only confirm broader EFNEP benefits, but suggest an additional variable (quality of life) to consider as a measureable outcome.
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Koszewski, W. M., Hlavacek, M., Yerxa, K., & Procter, S. B. (2014). Positive Quality of Life Factors Identified from EFNEP Participant Stories. The Journal of Extension, 52(4), Article 5. https://doi.org/10.34068/joe.52.04.05