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ERIC Number: EJ1022266
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jun
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 6
ISSN: ISSN-0146-3934
Functions on the Job in Relation to Data, People, and Things among Agricultural Students from Southern Land-Grant Universities
Zekeri, Andrew A.; Warren, Rueben
College Student Journal, v47 n2 p373-378 Jun 2013
This paper uses data from a sample of agriculture graduates from selected land-grant universities in the south to examine workers' functions on the job in relation to data, people, and things as described in the Dictionary of Occupational Titles. Tabular analysis was conducted using gamma and Pearson's correlation as measures of association. Findings indicate that agribusiness job holders were more involved in coordinating several data management task than non-agribusiness job holders. Regarding functions on the job dealing with people, non-agribusiness job holders performed less complex task of taking instruction without responsibility of supervising people. Agribusiness job holders less often performed more complex task of "precision work" with things in addition to the responsibility of handling things. Agribusiness job holders were more likely involved in coordinating several data management tasks, involved in more complex people related tasks of supervising or instructing but less complex task of handling things.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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