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Knobloch, Neil A.; Brady, Colleen M.; Orvis, Kathryn S.; Carroll, Natalie J. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2016
Career development events develop career and life skills in youth, but limited work has been done to assess the motivation of students who participate in these events. The purpose of this study was to validate an instrument developed to measure youth motivation to participate in career development events. An instrument grounded in expectancy-value…
Descriptors: Test Construction, Program Validation, Career Development, Youth Programs
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LaFollette, Lindsay K.; Knobloch, Neil A.; Schutz, Michael M.; Brady, Colleen M. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2015
Exploratory discriminant analysis was used to determine the extent adult consumers' interest motivation to participate in a free educational dairy farm event and their beliefs of the dairy industry could correctly classify the respondents' predicted participation in a nonformal educational event. The most prominent conclusion of the study was that…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Agricultural Education, Discriminant Analysis, Predictor Variables
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Snyder, Shannon; French, Brian; Field, William; Tormoehlen, Roger; Ess, Daniel – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2013
The USDA/NIFA has awarded funding to Land Grant Institutions to conduct and enhance the Hazardous Occupations Safety Training in Agriculture (HOSTA) program. The HOSTA program is designed to provide relevant educational opportunities in an effort to reduce the frequency and severity of farm-related injuries to all youth who work in agricultural…
Descriptors: Agricultural Occupations, Safety Education, Agricultural Education, Criteria
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Lewis, Lauren J.; Rayfield, John; Moore, Lori L. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2012
The purpose of this study was to investigate student perceptions toward factors influencing Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) participation. This descriptive study was conducted in 120 randomly selected agricultural education programs throughout four purposively selected states representative of the National FFA regions. Within each state…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Agricultural Education, School Activities, Skill Development
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Lewis, Lauren J.; Rayfield, John; Moore, Lori L. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2012
The purpose of this study was to investigate student Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) knowledge and participation. This descriptive study was conducted in 120 randomly selected agricultural education programs throughout four purposively selected states representative of the National FFA regions. Students completed a questionnaire assessing…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Student Surveys, Student Attitudes, Field Experience Programs