Publication Date


Advisor(s) - Committee Chair

Larry Caillouet, Randall Capps, Cecile Garmon

Degree Program

Department of Communication

Degree Type

Master of Arts


Samples from three groups--Junior Leaders, 4-H members, and Non-4-H members--were compared to determine the effectiveness of the Junior Leader organization in Southwestern Indiana. Each sample in the three groups was given the Michigan Leadership Scale and a background information sheet. Comparisons were made between the groups and within each group. The study indicated that the Junior Leader group did not show a significant difference on enough of the variables in the study to conclude the members' skills could be directly attributed to the organization. The Junior Leader group was found to be significantly higher on some of the variables and in regard to involvement in other organizations. The Junior Leader group had a higher grade point average than the Non-4-H members group. The 4-H member group was significantly higher when the means were compared on leadership skills and involvement in other organizations than the Non-4-H member group. The 4-H member group had the highest grade point average of the three groups.


Communication | Leadership Studies | Social and Behavioral Sciences