A study was conducted to determine factors that lead to greatest impact among individualsand near-associates from an International Extension project. The project focused on theparticipants of the Polish-American Extension Project (PAEP). Data was derived from a 19-page questionnaire that was completed by over 95% of the participants. The purpose of thisstudy was to determine the specific components of international involvement that lead topersonal and professional impact among Extension professionals and near-associates. Likevariables were grouped and summated to create variable blocks for analysis. Items thatwere not indexed were used as individual variables. These indexed and individual variableswere correlated with three dependent variables: the extent of personal and professionalimpact on PAEP participants, extent of impact on immediate and extended family membersof PAEP participants, and extent of impact on colleagues and clientele of PAEPparticipants.

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