A focused interview study of 4-H volunteer performance appraisals

Bob Peterson, Daniel A. McDonald

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This article describes a focused interview study used to identify effective volunteer performance appraisal criteria from the perspective of the volunteer, including methods, approaches used, purpose of performance reviews, and criteria. Participants in the study were recruited from among the certified 4-H volunteers enrolled in the Arizona 4-H Youth Development Program. The article provides a method that can be used to identify trends, concerns, and potential outcomes of 4-H volunteer performance appraisals.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal of Extension
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 2009


  • Focused interview
  • Performance appraisal
  • Performance review
  • Volunteer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education


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