Journal of Human Sciences and Extension is a peer-reviewed, open-access, online journal focused on disseminating knowledge and information to academicians, educators, and practitioners. Topics addressed include human development (e.g., early care and education, youth development); family studies; agricultural education; leadership development; extension; health and wellness; apparel, textiles, and merchandising; nutrition and dietetics; family resource management; and program and staff development, planning, and evaluation. The journal seeks to bridge research and practice; thus, all manuscripts must give attention to practical implications of the work. The journal is sponsored by the School of Human Sciences at Mississippi State University and is published three times a year.

Current Issue: Volume 12, Number 1 (2024)

Full Issue


Full Issue, Volume 12, Number 1
Donna J. Peterson and Scott Cummings

Original Research


Youth Sparks via 4-H: Relations with Program Quality, Dosage, and Involvement
Alexandra Skrocki, Gary Ellis, Andrea Ettekal, and Darlene Locke


Short-term Transformative Impacts of a Service-learning Study Abroad Program
Caroline Cully Garbers, Dale W. Pracht, and T. Grady Roberts


Pilot Evaluation of Programmatic Elements for First-Generation and Historically Marginalized Doctoral Students and their Families
Bridget A. Walsh, Sarah Mitchell, Emmanuel Kyeremeh Addai, Matthew Aguirre, and Keira Hambrick

Brief Reports

Practice and Pedagogy