ERIC Number: ED369920
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Factors Related to the Attitude of First-Year University and College Students toward the Secondary Agriculture Program in Swaziland. Summary of Research 75.
Dlamini, Marietta P.; Miller, Larry E.
A study explored the attitude of the first-year university and teacher training college students toward the secondary agriculture program in Swaziland. A questionnaire generated data from 235 first-year college students at the University of Swaziland and 3 teacher training colleges. Findings indicated respondents had a positive attitude toward the secondary agriculture teachers, objectives, and teaching materials and only a slightly positive attitude toward the students. Students at the different institutions held different attitudes toward the teachers, about how people viewed students in agriculture, and about how the media portrayed agriculture and individuals in agriculture-related fields. Students' personal characteristics varied positively but explained little about their attitude toward the secondary agriculture components. Students rated most reasons listed in choosing their program very important. Characteristics that explained attitude toward students were grade level at which students decided to attend college (GL/DAC) and fathers' occupation; those that explained attitude toward objectives were mothers' occupation and GL/DAC; those that explained attitude toward teaching methods were recruitment by someone in present college and mothers' occupation; and those that explained attitude toward teaching materials were mothers' education and hobbies. Recommendations were made regarding teaching methods, improving student attitudes, and further research. (Contains 36 references.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Dept. of Agricultural Education.
Identifiers - Location: Swaziland