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Youth Engagement, Attitudes and Knowledge Survey (4-H)

Supplemental Information:

  • PSA_4-H_Year_2_YEAK_Report_Revised_April_2012.pdf (1.6 MB) download

Assessment Type:

some parts of the survey are multiple choice, and the majority of the questions are point-scale

Scale:

4-point Likert scale (Strongly disagree, disagree, agree, strongly agree)

Publication Date:

Jun 07, 2012

Respondent:

9-18 years old 4H participants

Domain(s) Evaluated:

Engagement, Attitude, Competence, Career

Sample items:

I joined 4-H because... (select all that apply.)
a. Of the types of activities that you get to do.1
b. My friends were in it.1
c. My parents signed me up for it.1
d. Other.1

Reliability:

0.83

Validity:

Frequency:

rarely

Administration time:

30-45 minutes

Requires a Computer:

No

Requires Internet Access:

No

Primary reference:

Mielke, M., LaFleur, J., Butler, A., Sanzone, J. (2012). 4-H Science Initiative: Youth Engagement, Attitudes, and Knowledge Study. National 4-H Council.

Comments:

Other Reference:
Silliman, B. & Schumm, W. R. (2013). Youth Program Quality Survey: Youth Assessment of Program Quality. Marriage & Family Review, 49, 647–670.
This study made use of YEAK finding a reliability score of 0.83. The study reported that previous studies specifically (Silliman and Shutt, 2010) reported high overall probability (0.88). The study noted that the data from their study was not factor analyzed.

STEM Criteria

Science

Yes

Technology

No

Engineering

No

Math

No
Contact

Suzanne Le Menestrel, Ph.D. National Program Leader, Youth Development Research 4-H National Headquarters Phone: (202) 720-2297 slemenestrel@nifa.usda.gov