ERIC Number: ED054358
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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Factors Related to Vocational Choices of Agricultural Education Students.
Harrington, Jackie T.
With the renewed emphasis upon the importance and support of vocational agriculture education, it is time for the profession to develop and conduct a program that will interest more students to enter the ranks as secondary school teachers. Thus, this study was conducted in an effort to identify some of the factors that might have influenced college students to enroll in an agricultural education curriculum. Specifically, the study was to identify: (1) individuals who influence students in their occupational choice, (2) the time when college students make their occupational choice, and (3) the status of occupational expectations of college students. Using the descriptive survey method, data for the study were collected by interview from 135 college students during the fall semester of 1968. Statistical analysis of the data, which included the chi-square test of significance, revealed that the high school vocational agriculture teacher had the greatest influence on student vocational choice. Included in other findings was the fact that more than 50 percent indicated a strong desire to enter the teaching field in vocational agriculture upon graduation from college. (Author)
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Career Choice, Career Guidance, College Students, Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Needs, Factor Analysis, Labor Needs, Occupational Aspiration, Parent Influence, Student Attitudes, Student Motivation, Teacher Influence, Vocational Education Teachers
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, Louisiana State University