ERIC Number: ED117438
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Analysis of Factors Related to the Educational Plans of Iowa Vocational Agriculture Students.
Byler, Bennie L.
The primary purpose of the study is to determine the educational plans of junior and senior vocational agriculture students and assess factors which may be related to their educational plans on graduation from high school. Information was collected from a sample of 623 students from 30 public high schools which provided vocational agriculture programs in 1974-75. Instruments for collecting data consisted of: (1) personal, family, and community data related to educational and occupational plans of Iowa vocational agriculture students (40 variables); and (2) agribusiness achievement test (four variables). The following educational plans on graduation were identified and studied: (1) those who planned to attend a postsecondary area vocational school (27%), (2) those who planned to attend a four-year college or university (17%), and (3) those who planned to enter the world of work (55.9%). The findings of the study reveal that there are differences in selected factors related to educational decision making among vocational agriculture students grouped according to their stated educational plans upon graduation from high school. A series of 87 tables support the analysis and discussion based on the collected data. Materials related to the conduction of the study are appended. (Author/EC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Iowa State Univ. of Science and Technology, Ames. Dept. of Agricultural Education.; Iowa Agricultural and Home Economics Experiment Station, Ames.