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ERIC Number: ED141645
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: N/A
Essential Leadership and Personal Development Competencies Needed in Agricultural Occupations As Identified by Agricultural Leaders in Ohio. Summary of Research Series. SR 12.
Hampson, Michael N.; And Others
Seeking to determine the leadership and personal development competencies that are needed by employees in agricultural occupations, the authors surveyed a sample of 280 Ohio agricultural leaders at the management, mid-management, and labor occupational levels. The survey instrument was designed to identify competencies performed at each level, to determine the degree of importance of each competency, and to indicate which should be included in vocational agriculture curriculum. Based on a 76% response rate, a computer data analysis, and review by an advisory committee of agricultural educators to determine which competencies should be included in curriculum, the following conclusions were drawn: (1) Leadership and personal development competencies are performed by agricultural leaders and are important to successful performance in agricultural occupations at all three levels with no marked differences in performance or importance of competencies by occupational level, (2) FFA activities which promote leadership and personal development competencies were perceived as important, (3) personal development competencies were generally rated higher than leadership competencies in both performance and importance, (4) performance and importance ratings of competencies may not always be directly related, (5) and leadership and personal development competencies must be included in vocational education curriculum. The report suggests specific recommendations and implications for use of the study data and competency lists in program evaluation and development. (BM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Dept. of Agricultural Education.
Identifiers - Location: Ohio