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ERIC Number: ED010038
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 153
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Reference Count: 0
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EDUCATIONAL RESTRICTIONS TO AGRICULTURAL SUCCESS AND THE RELATIONSHIP OF EDUCATION TO INCOME AMONG FARMERS.
PERSONS, EDGAR A.; SWANSON, GORDON I.
THE MAIN PURPOSE OF THIS PROJECT WAS TO STUDY THE RELATIONSHIPS OF EDUCATIONAL, ECONOMIC, AND BIOGRAPHICAL VARIABLES TO FARM SUCCESS. UNDERSTANDING THESE RELATIONSHIPS WAS PREREQUISITE TO DEVISING A MEANS OF PREDICTING SUCCESS FOR A YOUNG MAN CONTEMPLATING PRODUCTION AGRICULTURE AS AN OCCUPATION. SPECIAL ATTENTION WAS FOCUSED ON THE ROLE OF THE EDUCATIONAL COMPONENT IN THAT PREDICTION. IN ADDITION, A DETERMINATION WAS MADE OF THE RELATIONSHIP OF FARM FINANCIAL SUCCESS TO THE ACHIEVEMENT AND APTITUDE OF FARM CHILDREN IN SCHOOL. THE SAMPLE CONSISTED OF ALL VETERANS WHO WERE CURRENTLY FARMING AND WHO HAD BEEN TRAINED AT 40 SCHOOLS THAT STILL RETAINED THEIR RECORDS OF THE I.O.F.T. PROGRAM. THE EDUCATIONAL INPUT WAS ASSESSED FROM THE VETERANS' TRAINING RECORD, FILES OF THE ARMED SERVICES, QUESTIONNAIRES, AND INTERVIEWS. GROSS INCOME, NET INCOME, AND YEARLY GAIN OF NET WORTH INFORMATION WERE OBTAINED FROM QUESTIONNAIRES. INDEPENDENT VARIABLES WERE AGE, TENURE STATUS, BEGINNING CAPITAL, SIZE OF BUSINESS, NUMBER OF CHILDREN, HIGHEST GRADE COMPLETED, GCT AND MAT SCORES AND MONTHS OF INSTRUCTION AT THE I.O.F.T. THE DATA WERE MEASURED AND THE RESULTS WERE--(1) INCOME DATA WERE LIMITED AND CONSIDERED INSUFFICIENT TO USE AS A FARM SUCCESS MEASURE, (2) RECENT ADULT EDUCATION WAS SIGNIFICANT IN GROSS INCOME AND YEARLY GAIN, AND (3) NO SIGNIFICANT RELATIONSHIP EXISTS BETWEEN INCOME AND THE APTITUDE OF FARM CHILDREN. (GC)
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Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis.
Identifiers: Institution on Farm Training; Minnesota (Minneapolis)