Winter 1973 // Volume 11 // Number 4

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Editor's Page

Editor's Page (pdf)
Patrick J. Borich

Feature Articles

Self-Acceptance and Leader Effectiveness (pdf)
Kenneth L. Denmark
Does the volunteer leader's acceptance of self relate to how effectively the leadership role is performed? If the answer is yes, how can an Extension staff member measure the self-acceptance of a leader or potential leader? The author used a measure of self-acceptance with 4-H leaders in 25 Texas counties and determined that self-acceptance and leadership effectiveness are indeed related. The measuring device and implications of this study may have something to say for both volunteer and leader selection and training.

Leader's Dilemma: The Individual or the Task? (pdf)
David D. Pyle
Is an effective 4-H leader task-oriented or people-oriented? This study focuses on the training of youth leaders and the relative importance of the leader's orientation toward the task at hand or the people in the group. Pyle also points out a discrepancy between what leaders feel important in training and what is felt important by other people who relate to the leader. The findings of this study suggest a close examination of leader training need identification and implementation by all Extension professionals.

Who Should Set Health Priorities?(pdf)
Ann R. Johnston Bailey
Identifying specific educational needs is no simple task. Extension professionals have tried various systems of need identification to ensure that the educational programs developed might better meet the needs of the learners. Some experts even say that the skill of need identification is directly related to the success of and Extension professional.
This article deals with a consumer health education project in which the author tries to identify the perceived needs of a target group by using the nominal group process. This example may help you reexamine and clarify the process you use for identifying the needs of the people as well as understanding the nominal group process.

The Educator and Community Development (pdf)
Charles A. Sargent
Community development has been a significant Extension program for the last 15 years. This article redefines community development as a program of an educational institution. It discusses the role of an educator in community development and identifies key issues for the Extension staff member doing community development work. A question that might be asked is- Are these the important issues? If they are, how do you as a community developer-educator resolve them?

Why Do People Participate in Voluntary Action? (pdf)
Richard D. Reddy, David H. Smith
In the last issue of the Journal of Extension, the authors discussed: "Who participates in voluntary action?" They summarized some studies that point out people who participate in voluntary action appear to have different characteristics than those who don't participate. This article focuses on why these people participate in voluntary action.
Reddy and Smith focus on attitudes, personal traits and capacities, and social structure and contexual factors that affect why people volunteer for action programs. They discuss some points that may challenge your thinking about volunteer participation.

Research in Brief (pdf)

Program Development Theory
D. Blackburn

Problem-Solving Skills in Ag
M. Miller

"Community Involvement in Transportation Planning: A New Approach"
D. Blackburn

"The Trouble with Community Action"
D. Blackburn

Relationship Between Participation in Clothing Construction Workshop and Selected Characteristics and Sewing Skills of Low-Income Homemakers in Macon County, Tennessee
V. McGaugh

Enterprise Dominance as Related to Communication and Farmers' Technological Competence and Satisfaction
M. Miller

"A Feasibility Study of Cable Television Utilization for Community Development in Central Appalacia"
M. Miller

Nongovernmental Social Planning in Rural Areas of the United States
M. Miller

"Tuning in on Rural Lousiana: A Survey of Adult Radio Listening and Television Viewing Habits"
M. Miller

"The Analysis of Self-Selection Techniques Within a Management Training Program"
C. Trent

Book Reviews (pdf)

Creative Programming for Older Adults. Florence E. Vickery, A.C.S.W. New York, New York: Association Press, 1972. 320 pp. $12.95.
Andrew Hendrickson

Groups: Facilitating Individual Growth and Societal Change. Walter M. Lifton. New York, New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1972. 356 pp. No price given.
Edward M. Silbert

Management of Organizational Behavior. 2nd ed. Paul Hersey and Kenneth H. Blanchard. Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1972. 209 pp. $9.95 (cloth), $5.95 (paper).
Harlan Copeland

Recruiting, Training and Motivating Volunteer Workers. Arthur R. Pell. New York, New York: Pilot Books, 1972. 62 pp. $2.50 (paper).
Richard E. Bitterman

Abstracts (pdf)

Employment of the Middle-Aged. Gloria M. Shatto, ed. Springfield, Illinois: C. C. Thomas, 1972. 216 pp. $11.50.

How To Avoid the Retirement Trap. Leland Frederick Cooley and Lee Morrison Cooley. Los Angeles, California: Nash Publishing Corporation, 1972. 285 pp. $7.95.

Psychological Theories and Human Learning: Kongor's Report. Guy R. Lefrancois. Monteray, California: Brooks/Cole Publishing Company, 1972. 356 pp. $7.95.

Psychology and the Black Experience. Roderick W. Pugh. Monteray, California: Brooks/Cole Publishing Company, 1972. 118 pp. $2.75 (paper).

Teachers for Tomorrow: Staff Development in the Community Junior College. Terry O'Banion. Tuscon, Arizona: The University of Arizona Press, 1972. 185 pp. $2.75 (paper).

Technology in Education: Challenge and Change. Fred John Pula and Robert J. Goff, eds. Worthington, Ohio: C.A. Jones Publishing Company, 1972. 262 pp. $7.50 (paper).

To Live in Freedom: Human Relations Today and Tomorrow. George Henderson. Norman, Oklahoma: University of Oklahoma Press, 1972. 243 pp. $8.95 (cloth), $4.95 (paper).

The Urbane View: Life and Politics in Metropolitan America. Scott Greer. New York, New York: Oxford University Press, 1972. 355 pp. $9.60.

Idea Corner

Idea Corner (pdf)
Accentuate the Positive
Peggy A. Armeen