ERIC Number: EJ1035293
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Oct
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
Measuring Agricultural Paradigmatic Preferences: The Redevelopment of an Instrument to Determine Individual and Collective Preferences--A Pilot Study
Sanagorski, Laura; Murphrey, Theresa Pesl; Lawver, David E.; Baker, Matt; Lindner. James R.
Journal of Extension, v51 n5 Article 5RIB1 Oct 2013
Sustainable agriculture is an area that is gaining momentum. Extension agents are expected to teach production methods that include sustainable agriculture, yet little is known regarding how Extension agents feel about this agricultural paradigm. The research reported here sought to further develop an instrument that could quantitatively measure Extension faculty members' agricultural paradigms and be used as a program-planning tool that serves to support the identification of educational program needs. The pilot study offers a valid and reliable instrument useful to both Extension agents and administration in measuring individuals' agricultural paradigms.
Descriptors: Preferences, Psychometrics, Pilot Projects, Extension Agents, Extension Education, Agricultural Production, Sustainable Development, Educational Needs, Measures (Individuals), Teacher Attitudes, Educational Practices, Interest Inventories, Program Validation, Item Analysis, Statistical Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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