ERIC Number: ED195373
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Caracteristicas de los Estudiantes de Ciencias Agricolas y de Economia Domestica de la Universidad de Puerto Rico (Characteristics of the Agricultural Science and Home Economics Students of the University of Puerto Rico). Publicacion 135.
Lube, Edna Droz; Calero, Reinaldo
As part of a U.S. Department of Agriculture research project on young adults, a questionnaire was distributed in the fall of 1977 to all agriculture science and home economics students at the University of Puerto Rico in order to determine their personal and parental backgrounds; work, college, and high school experiences; life goals and attitudes toward their chosen field of study; and to gauge changes in traditional attitudes. Two hundred eighteen (25%) agriculture students and 289 (50%) home economics students were similar in socioeconomic background; however, in terms of educational aspiration, of the 80.6% of agriculture students desiring graduate study, 65% expected to attain it, while of 70.8% of home economics students, only 43% expected to do so. Agriculture students also expected higher initial salaries than home economics students. Parents had the most influence over the career choice of agriculture students while home economics students were more influenced by high school teachers and college friends. Agriculture students perceived the agricultural area more positively than home economics students and considered themselves to be more concerned, friendly, and liberal, although they displayed more traditional attitudes especially in the areas of sex roles. Both groups endorsed sex education in the schools. (Author/SB)
Descriptors: Academic Aspiration, Agricultural Colleges, Agriculture, Career Choice, College Students, Family Characteristics, Family Influence, High Schools, Higher Education, Home Economics, Land Grant Universities, Parent Background, Puerto Ricans, Rural Youth, Socioeconomic Background, Student Attitudes, Student Characteristics, Work Attitudes, Work Experience
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Cooperative State Research Service (USDA), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Puerto Rico Univ., Rio Piedras. Agricultural Experiment Station.
Identifiers: Puerto Rico; University of Puerto Rico
Note: Publication contributes to USDA Cooperative State Research Service Southern Regional Project S-114, "Defining and Achieving Life Goals: A Process of Human Resource Development."