Thesis - Open Access
Master of Science (MS)
Department / School
Teaching , Learning & Education
P. Troy White
This study examined the perceptions held by parents living in the urbanized area of Rapid City, South Dakota, to determine if artificial barriers to joining 4-H PYD programs existed. Through snowball sampling methods, nine participants were recruited to engage in semi-structured interviews. Transcripts from the interviews were coded utilizing in vivo and axial coding methods. Four themes emerged from the interviews: characteristics of youth development programs, program promotion through school flyers, barriers to joining youth development programs, and 4-H and its connection to agriculture. The major recommendation for 4-H professionals is to focus on leadership, life skills, and character development when promoting 4-H PYD programs.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
4-H Youth Development Program (U.S.)
Parents -- South Dakota -- Rapid City -- Attitudes.
Number of Pages
American Society of Agronomy
Olson, Matthew Ryan, "Parents in Urbanized Areas and Their Perception of 4-H Youth Development Programs" (2019). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 3161.