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Sarver, Daniel; Johnson, Earl; Verma, Satish – Journal of Extension, 2000
An instrument to assess how successful a youth organization is in developing individuals was tested. Louisiana 4-H members (n=132) agreed that the instrument items reflected the concept of a "worthy youth organization." They felt that their 4-H program was highly successful and, in fact, was significantly better than the benchmark on…
Descriptors: Individual Development, Measures (Individuals), Organizational Effectiveness, Outcomes of Education
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Verma, Satish – Journal of Extension, 1980
A study was done to determine (1) if interaction exists between the feeling and action components of behavior demonstrable for energy conservation, and (2) the effectiveness of an energy education program in promoting the conservation ethic. An interaction did exist between the feeling and action components of energy conservation behavior. (LRA)
Descriptors: Affective Objectives, Attitudes, Behavior Modification, Conservation Education
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Verma, Satish; Lambur, Michael; Lemon, James – Journal of Extension, 1999
Surveys of subscribers to the electronic Journal of Extension in 1996 (n=534) and 1998 (n=526) showed that Web access doubled in 1998, feature articles were accessed the most, and readers liked easy, quick access; archival searching; and networking with authors. A small number still preferred print format. (SK)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Electronic Journals, Extension Education, Networks
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Davis, William L.; Verma, Satish – Journal of Extension, 1993
In a study of performance appraisal, extension agents (n=588) perceived the process to have several limitations or deficiencies. They suggested the following: supervisors conducting evaluations should be trained and retrained; agents should be evaluated on the range of duties they perform; and the process should promote personal and professional…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Evaluation Methods, Extension Agents, Extension Education
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Richard, Robert F.; Verma, Satish – Journal of Extension, 1984
The 4-H program can be improved if Extension agents administer rather than conduct the program. This means that leaders will have to be well-recruited and trained, and take responsibility for conducting much of the program. (Author)
Descriptors: Extension Education, Leadership Responsibility, Leadership Training, Program Administration
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Baker, Fred Eugene; Verma, Satish – Journal of Extension, 1993
A survey of 38 state Extension Services determined whether the concept of issues programing had been implemented. Results indicate that states are committed to the process. (JOW)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Educational Philosophy, Extension Education, Nontraditional Students
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Verma, Satish; Burnett, Michael F. – Journal of Extension, 1996
Analysis of data of two cooperative extension studies suggests that research costs can be lowered by reducing sample size without compromising results, descriptive studies can have a larger margin of error in calculating sample size without compromise, and comparative studies' results are unaffected by a 3% margin of error but are dramatically…
Descriptors: Costs, Extension Education, Program Evaluation, Research Methodology
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Verma, Satish; Lewis, Phillip A., Jr. – Journal of Extension, 1978
The article reports on a three-year community development project in rural Louisiana involving seven small communities under the supervision of the local extension community resource development agent. The community development principles presented focus on methodology rather than program content, and may thus be used by extension agents and…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Community Action, Community Change, Community Development