ERIC Number: ED047132
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Publication Date: 1968-Aug
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The Influence of Selected Factors on the Vocational Choices of Vocational Agricultural Students in Louisiana.
Eaddy, Vanik S.
Using the descriptive survey method and involving high school vocational agriculture students, the objectives of this research were: (1) to determine the status of educational and occupational aspirations and expectations, (2) to show the influence of selected factors on career choices, (3) to identify persons influencing vocational choices, and (4) to define limitations deterring attainment of career aspirations. Results indicate a high degree of association exists between the educational aspirations and expectations, and a moderate relationship exists between occupational aspirations and expectations. Reference groups of persons influencing vocational choices are ranked as follows: parents; a heterogeneous grouping of friends, persons, and relatives other than parents; school personnel; and clergymen. Student occupational choices are based primarily upon personal interests, satisfaction, and rewards. High school academic achievement records are significantly related to student vocational choice levels. This Ph.D. dissertation was submitted to Louisiana State University. (GB)
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Career Choice, Citations (References), Doctoral Dissertations, High School Students, Occupational Aspiration, Vocational Education, Vocational Interests
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