A study of the membership of the national FFA alumni association: volunteering, loyalty, and benefits

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dc.contributor.author Gossen, Larry Alan
dc.date.accessioned 2011-04-26T13:19:36Z
dc.date.available 2011-04-26T13:19:36Z
dc.date.issued 2011-04-26
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/8450
dc.description.abstract There has been little research conducted related to the National FFA Alumni Association since its establishment in 1971. The purposes of this study were to determine the demographic characteristics of the membership of the National FFA Alumni Association, determine whether differences exist regarding members’ motivation to join and engage themselves in the local FFA Alumni affiliate, and whether differences exist in members’ loyalty to the FFA Alumni at the national and local levels based on their level of engagement. This descriptive study utilized survey research to accomplish the purpose, assessing the motivational functions for volunteering and measuring loyalty to the local FFA Alumni affiliate and the National FFA Alumni Association. The population of this study was the membership of the National FFA Alumni Association for the 2009-2010 membership year (N = 49,589). A proportional stratified random sample (n = 1,000) was used to identify study participants and ensure representation from the four membership regions of the National FFA Alumni Association. Based on a final usable sample (n = 913), the researcher obtained a final response rate of 43.7% (n = 399). The National FFA Alumni Association is comprised of predominantly white, male, college-educated, actively engaged former FFA members with an average age of 49.6 years. The results of independent sample t-tests indicated a significant difference between male and female members in the importance they place on six motivations for volunteering. Female members were considerably higher in the motivational functions of values, understanding, enhancement, social, career, and protective. A correlation analysis also indicated that age of the respondents played a role in the motivation to volunteer. Older members were less motivated in the areas of career, understanding, values, and enhancement. Paired samples t-tests determined members were significantly more loyal to the local FFA Alumni affiliate than the National FFA Alumni Association. There was also a significant difference in the loyalty of members based on their level of engagement with a local FFA Alumni affiliate with more highly engaged members expressing more loyalty to the association. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University en
dc.subject FFA alumni en_US
dc.subject Volunteer en_US
dc.subject Motivation to volunteer en_US
dc.subject Volunteer Function Inventory en_US
dc.subject Volunteerism en_US
dc.subject Demographic characteristics en_US
dc.title A study of the membership of the national FFA alumni association: volunteering, loyalty, and benefits en_US
dc.type Dissertation en_US
dc.description.degree Doctor of Philosophy en_US
dc.description.level Doctoral en_US
dc.description.department Curriculum and Instruction Programs en_US
dc.description.advisor Steven R. Harbstreit en_US
dc.subject.umi Adult Education (0516) en_US
dc.subject.umi Education, Agricultural (0517) en_US
dc.subject.umi Social Psychology (0451) en_US
dc.date.published 2011 en_US
dc.date.graduationmonth May en_US


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