ERIC Number: ED022870
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965
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Factors Related to Employment of Iowa State University Graduates in Agricultural Education.
Hoerner, Thomas Allen
Information from questionnaires and permanent college records of 1,022 Iowa State University graduates in agricultural education provided data for determining the factors that influenced the employment tenure of men who graduated between January 1, 1940 and July 1, 1964 and who were qualified to teach vocational agriculture. Fifteen variables selected from the data for the 1951-52 and the 1957-58 groups of graduates were organized into two 15-variable intercorrelation matrixes. Five factors selected from graduates' responses to a 24-item list of factors having influenced their decision to leave vocational agriculture teaching were correlated with 15 selected variables pertaining to the graduates' educational background, first employment, and 1964 employment. Some findings were : (1) 89 percent of the gradiates were farm-reared, (2) Vocational agriculture teaching was the first employment area of 56 percent,and the 18.2 percent who were teaching in 1964 had taught an average of 7.0 years, (3) Factors influencing the graduates to enter their first employment area were a feeling of being best trained, close work with people, freedom and independence of job, and salary, and (4) Factors influencing graduates to leave vocational agriculture teaching were long hours, evening responsibilities, salary, and advancement opportunities, community factors, and failure to adjust to teaching assignment. This Ph.D. thesis was submitted to Iowa State University. (WB)
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, College Graduates, Employment Statistics, Former Teachers, Graduate Surveys, Individual Characteristics, Teacher Characteristics, Tenure, Vocational Education, Vocational Education Teachers
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Identifiers: Iowa; Iowa State University