ERIC Number: ED023899
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
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Factors Related to the Occupations of Nebraska Farm Male High School Graduates.
Kahler, Alan Arnold
To investigate the relationships of selected factors to the occupations of male Nebraska farm high school graduates during the time period of 1954 through 1958, data were obtained from the permanent records of 1,120 graduates from 69 randomly selected Nebraska high schools. Chi-square and product-moment techniques were used to analyze questionnaires from the 93 percent response. Specific objectives were to determine the relationships between graduates' occupations and the geographical locations of their high schools, selected characteristics of their home environments, and their educational backgrounds. Some findings were: (1) 38 percent were farmers, 15 percent were in off-farm agricultural occupations, 1 percent were farm laborers, and 46 percent were engaged in non-agricultural occupations, (2) Significant relationships were revealed between agricultural classification of graduates' occupations and semesters of vocational agriculture, value of vocational agriculture, extent of migration, size of home farm, occupational income of graduates, need for knowledge of agriculture, and the economic area in which graduates resided, and (3) Migration of graduates was significantly related to census classification of graduates' occupations, Nebraska economic area of graduate residence, semesters of science and mathematics, occupational income, and participation in extra-curricular activities. (DM)
Descriptors: Educational Background, Employment Experience, Family Environment, Geographic Location, Graduate Surveys, High School Graduates, Income, Males, Migration, Rural Youth
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