ERIC Number: ED023810
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Jun
Reference Count: 0
An Analysis of Occupational Titles and Competencies Needed in Off-Farm Agricultural Supplies Businesses. Teacher Education Research Series, Volume 7, Number 2.
Gunderson, Orley D.; And Others
The purposes of this study were to: (1) identify and cluster occupational titles, (2) identify, rate, and cluster groups of competencies, (3) determine whether there are differences in level of competencies needed, (4) determine the experience background preferred, and (5) determine the type of "nservice education being provided employees of agricultural supply stores. Data were collected by interview from 95 persons in cooperative agricultural supply stores and from 63 persons in 13 independent agricultural supply stores. The stores were purposively selected to represent all sections of the state and to get equal representation of stores with low, medium, and high number of employees. Some conclusions were: (1) There were meaningful occupational title groups of service worker, salesman, office worker, manager, sales and office worker, and service worker (equipment), (2) Occupational advancement in agricultural supplies required additional training in agricultural and business competencies for all occupational titles studied, and (3) Mmore than three-quarters of the interviewees in both stores indicated that a farm background was most desirable for occupations in the agricultural supply stores. (DM)
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Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Public Instruction, Harrisburg. Agricultural Education Section.; Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park. Pennsylvania Agricultural Experiment Station.