Date of Award:


Document Type:


Degree Name:

Master of Science (MS)


Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences

Department name when degree awarded

Business Education

Committee Chair(s)

Ted D. Stoddard


Ted D. Stoddard


The purpose of the study was to determine the present status and the potential for future organization of business youth organizations in Utah high schools.

Questionnaires were mailed to Utah high school business teachers and to Utah high school principals.

Sixty-six per cent of the responding teachers bad never served as a business youth club sponsor; and 69 per cent of the teachers had never belonged to a business youth organization in high school or in college.

Fifty-one per cent of the teachers expressed an interest in attending a regional meeting to discuss the organization of additional business youth organizations.

Fifty-four per cent of the teachers expressed an interest in serving as sponsors for business youth cubs.

Forty-three per cent of the teachers expressed a complete lack of knowledge about how to organize a business youth club in their schools within the next two years. The high schools in Utah were found to be neutral in encouraging business youth organizations at the local, state, and national levels.

Significant differences at the .05 level of significance were found between the opinions of high school business teachers and high school principals in regard to (1) the levels at which business youth organizations should be promoted; (2) what type of student should be allowed membership in business youth organizations; and (3) the holding of conventions for business youth organizations.

No significant differences were found between the teachers and principals in regard to (1) the sponsoring of contests for business club members and (2) the importance of business youth organizations.