Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Award Date

1984

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Home Economics

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to investigate the involvement of Lyon County Minnesota Homemaker Study Group members in Extension leadership development activities in relation to the leadership style utilized by the members. Data was obtained through the use of a three-part questionnaire from 250 women who participated in the Extension Homemaker Study Group Program in Lyon County, Minnesota in January, 1983. Relationships among demographic data, leadership participation, and leadership style were investigated. Several significant relationships were found between selected demographic data and level of member participation as well as between selected demographic data and leadership style. The highest participation was found among those who had been members six to ten years and were thirty-one to fifty years old. Democratic-cooperative was identified as the dominant style of leadership in this study. Those who had been a member six to ten years and were thirty-one to fifty years old identified this style of leadership most often. The positive relationship between member participation in leadership development activities and leadership style was significant. As participation increased, so did the utilization of the democratic-cooperative style of leadership. The highest utilization of the democratic-cooperative style was in the areas of home/family life and school/educational pursuits. The lowest was in the area of work/vocational pursuits.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Leadership
Home economics extension work

Format

application/pdf

Number of Pages

79

Publisher

South Dakota State University

Rights

No Copyright - United State
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