ERIC Number: ED115793
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
An Empirical Determination of Tasks Essential to Successful Performance as a Retail Landscape and Garden Store Salesman. Determination of a Common Core of Basic Skills in Agribusiness and Natural Resources.
Edwards, Thomas W.; And Others
To improve vocational educational programs in agriculture, occupational information on a common core of basic skills within the occupational area of the retail landscape and garden store salesman is presented in the revised task inventory survey. The purpose of the occupational survey was to identify a common core of basic skills which are performed and are essential for success in the occupation. Objectives were accomplished by constructuring an initial task inventory to identify duty areas and task statements for the occupation. The initial task inventory was reviewed by consultants in the field and 147 tasks were identified. A random sample of 75 retail landscape and garden store centers was obtained. Data were collected utilizing employer and employee questionnaires. Thirty-four questionnaires were returned of which 29 were usable. A compilation of basic sample background information is presented on the size of a retail landscape and garden center, total work experience, employment at current job, and preparation as a retail landscape and garden store salesman. A compilation of duty areas of work performed and work essential for the occupation is given. Percentage performance by incumbent workers and the average levels of importance of specific task statements are presented in tabular form. (Author/EC)
Descriptors: Agribusiness, Agricultural Education, Agricultural Skills, Agricultural Supply Occupations, Job Analysis, Job Skills, Occupational Information, Occupational Surveys, Off Farm Agricultural Occupations, Ornamental Horticulture Occupations, Sales Occupations, Tables (Data), Task Analysis, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Dept. of Agricultural Education.; Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Research Foundation.
Note: For the explanation of the project, see CE 005 614-615 and for the other occupations, see CE 005 617-643