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Effects of 4-H youths' prosocial development on academic achievement in north Florida counties

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2020
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Placing youths' academic achievement over prosocial skill development is stunting youths' social and emotional growth. Research shows that the 4-H youth organization promotes prosocial skill development in youth. The purpose of this cross-sectional correlational study was to examine the relationship between the intensity of participation in a 4-H youth program and the development of prosocial behavior in nine to 12-year-olds in three North Florida counties. The research is framed by Arnold's 4-H thriving model which operationalizes the outcome variables that contribute to positive youth development. The researcher used Bronfenbrenner's ecological systems theory to support Arnold's model. The researcher sampled public school, 4-H youth from three North Florida counties between the ages of nine and 12. A convenience sample of 4- H youth (N = 72) completed the Bridge-PYD survey to evaluate their presentation of positive development while the 4-H leaders and corresponding classroom teachers completed the Child Trends Survey to reveal youths' prosocial presentation in the two environments. Included in the data collection are measures of youths' most recent reading and math scores on the Florida Standards Assessments (FSA). Moderation analysis demonstrated a significant moderation effect, p < .001, indicating that the relationship between prosocial development and academic achievement is moderated by the intensity of 4-H participation. The results conclude that North Florida 4-H youths presented high prosocial skill development in addition to academic success as measured by the FSA. This study serves as a resource for youth development practitioners and an examination of current education mandates.
Title: Effects of 4-H youths' prosocial development on academic achievement in north Florida counties.
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Name(s): Hancock, Emily Baxter, author.
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Bibliography
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Academic Theses.
Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation.
Academic Theses.
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2020
Date Issued: 2020
Other Date: 2020.
Publisher: University of West Florida,
Place of Publication: Pensacola, Florida :
Physical Form: electronic resource
Extent: 1 online resource (x, 184 leaves : charts)
Language(s): eng
Abstract: Placing youths' academic achievement over prosocial skill development is stunting youths' social and emotional growth. Research shows that the 4-H youth organization promotes prosocial skill development in youth. The purpose of this cross-sectional correlational study was to examine the relationship between the intensity of participation in a 4-H youth program and the development of prosocial behavior in nine to 12-year-olds in three North Florida counties. The research is framed by Arnold's 4-H thriving model which operationalizes the outcome variables that contribute to positive youth development. The researcher used Bronfenbrenner's ecological systems theory to support Arnold's model. The researcher sampled public school, 4-H youth from three North Florida counties between the ages of nine and 12. A convenience sample of 4- H youth (N = 72) completed the Bridge-PYD survey to evaluate their presentation of positive development while the 4-H leaders and corresponding classroom teachers completed the Child Trends Survey to reveal youths' prosocial presentation in the two environments. Included in the data collection are measures of youths' most recent reading and math scores on the Florida Standards Assessments (FSA). Moderation analysis demonstrated a significant moderation effect, p < .001, indicating that the relationship between prosocial development and academic achievement is moderated by the intensity of 4-H participation. The results conclude that North Florida 4-H youths presented high prosocial skill development in addition to academic success as measured by the FSA. This study serves as a resource for youth development practitioners and an examination of current education mandates.
Identifier: 1202024515 (oclc), WFE0000715 (IID)
Note(s): by Emily Baxter Hancock.
College of Education and Professional Studies; Department of Educational Research and Administration.
Dissertation (Ed.D.) University of West Florida 2020
Includes bibliographical references.
Also available in print.
Subject(s): University of West Florida
University of West Florida.
4-H clubs -- Florida
Academic achievement -- Florida
United States
Library Classification: LD1807.F62j 2020 H363
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Host Institution: UWF
Other Format: Effects of 4-H youths' prosocial development on academic achievement in north Florida counties. (Print version:)
(OCoLC)1202001548

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