ERIC Number: ED126275
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: N/A
A Study of Factors Associated with the Occupational Plans of Iowa Vocational Agriculture Students.
Byler, Bennie L.; Kaas, Duane A.
The study was conducted to determine if there are differences in selected factors related to the educational and occupational plans of vocational agriculture students who plan to enter on-farm agricultural occupations, those who plan to enter off-farm agricultural occupations, and those who plan to enter non-agricultural occupations. The comparison is based on their occupational plans; differences in selected personal, family, and community variables related to 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 623 junior and senior students enrolled in 30 high schools in Iowa 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 similarities and differences in various factors associated with occupational decision-making among vocational agriculture students grouped according to their stated occupational plans. Thirteen recommendations are discussed and references are included. The questionnaire, communications, list of participating schools, and tables of means and standard deviation for the research instruments are appended. (Author/EC)
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