ERIC Number: ED126274
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: N/A
A Comparative Study of Differences in Selected Factors Related to Educational and Occupational Decision-Making Between On-Farm and Off-Farm Vocational Agriculture Students.
Byler, Bennie L.
The study was conducted to determine if there are differences in selected factors related to educational and occupational decision-making between vocational agriculture students who live on a farm and those who do not. The comparison is based on the students' educational and occupational plans; differences in selected personal, family, and community variables related to educational and occupational decision making; and differences in level of achievement in agriculture based on the Peterson Agribusiness Achievement Test. The population for the study consisted of 633 junior and senior students enrolled in 30 Iowa high schools with vocational agriculture programs. Data were collected using a personal, family, and community data questionnaire and a four-part agribusiness achievement test. A detailed report of the returns is presented, with supporting tables, item by item discussion, and statistical analysis. The findings indicated differences in some of the factors related to educational decision-making between on-farm and off-farm vocational agriculture students. Fourteen recommendations are discussed and references are included. The questionnaire, communications, list of participating schools, and the tables of means and standard deviation for the research instruments are appended. (Author/EC)
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Agricultural Education, Career Choice, Career Planning, Comparative Analysis, Data Analysis, Decision Making, High School Students, Occupational Aspiration, Parent Influence, Questionnaires, Residential Patterns, Rural Farm Residents, Student Characteristics, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Iowa Agricultural and Home Economics Experiment Station, Ames.
Authoring Institution: Iowa State Univ. of Science and Technology, Ames. Dept. of Agricultural Education.
Identifiers - Location: Iowa