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ERIC Number: ED200374
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Feb-1
Reference Count: 0
Comparison of Selected Characteristics: Students in Colleges of Agriculture, Korea and the United States.
Drabick, Lawrence W.; Humphries, Rhett S.
A survey was administered to 789 agricultural students in Korea, and to 1019 students in 1890 schools and 2535 students in 1862 schools in the southeastern United States; responses were compared to establish similarities and differences between Korean and American students attending agricultural colleges. Differences between Korean and 1890 students, while significant, were notably less than those between Korean and 1862 students. Each student body was disproportionately male. More Koreans came from rural-agricultural backgrounds, and more of their parents were reared in rural-agricultural environments. Korean parents had less educational achievement than American parents. Korean students had less work experience than Americans. Fewer Koreans who planned to seek advanced degrees planned to stay in agriculture, but more of them expected to pursue that degree at their undergraduate university. Each student body discounted the influence of other persons on choice of a college major; recognition of the influence of circumstantial factors upon choice of a major was mixed. Parents were the basic source of college funding for Koreans; 1890 students were least dependent upon aid from parents. Far fewer Koreans anticipated eventual ownership of a farm. All students agreed on a desire to attain the highest levels of education. More Koreans believed in traditional roles for women and supported environmental conservation. Despite a traditionalistic cultural orientation, Korean responses lacked uniformity. (CM)
Descriptors: Academic Aspiration, Agricultural Colleges, Agricultural Education, Career Choice, Career Education, Comparative Analysis, Conservation (Environment), Cultural Influences, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Influences, Land Grant Universities, Occupational Aspiration, Parent Financial Contribution, Profiles, Sex Bias, Sex Role, Student Attitudes, Student Characteristics, Student Costs, Tuition
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Cooperative State Research Service (USDA), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh. Agricultural Experiment Station.
Identifiers: Korea; United States (Southeast)
Note: Paper presented to the Rural Sociology Section, Southern Association of Agricultural Scientists in Annual Meeting (Atlanta, GA, February 1-4, 1981). Publication contributes to USDA Cooperative State Research Service Southern Regional Project S-114, "Defining and Achieving Life Goals: A Process of Human Resource Development."