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Graduates' and employers' perceptions of entry-level employability skills needed by Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources graduates

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dc.contributor.advisor Garton, Bryan L. en
dc.contributor.author Robinson, J. Shane, 1974- en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-01-12T17:05:07Z
dc.date.available 2010-01-12T17:05:07Z
dc.date.issued 2006 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2006 Spring en
dc.identifier.other RobinsonJ-051206-D5196 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10355/4328
dc.description Entire dissertation/thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file (which also appears in the research.pdf) a non-technical general description, or public abstract, appears in the public.pdf file. en_US
dc.description Title from title screen of research.pdf file viewed on (March 1, 2007) en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references. en_US
dc.description Vita. en_US
dc.description Thesis (Ph.D.) University of Missouri-Columbia 2006. en_US
dc.description Dissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Agricultural education. en_US
dc.description.abstract Entry level college graduates have not acquired the skills necessary for the workforce and, as such, are not prepared for the demands of industry careers (Peddle, 2000) The purpose of this study was to assess the employability skills of graduates of the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) at the University of Missouri-Columbia and their immediate supervisors. Both graduates and supervisors perceived problem solving to be the employability skill most in need of curricular enhancement. In addition to problem solving and decision making, five other items were consistently ranked in category I by both graduates and supervisors. The eight consisted of "functioning well in stressful situations," "allocating time efficiently" "responding positively to constructive criticism," "adapting to situations of change," and "communicating ideas verbally to groups". Interestingly, "making effective business presentations," "making impromptu presentations," "writing reports," "writing internal business communications," and "writing external business communications" were negligible in terms of curriculum enhancement needs. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher University of Missouri--Columbia en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Entry-level employment en_US
dc.subject.lcsh College graduates -- Employment en_US
dc.title Graduates' and employers' perceptions of entry-level employability skills needed by Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources graduates en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
thesis.degree.discipline Agricultural education en_US
thesis.degree.grantor University of Missouri--Columbia en_US
thesis.degree.name Ph.D. en_US
thesis.degree.level Doctoral en_US
dc.identifier.merlin .b57905915 en_US
dc.identifier.oclc 85480128 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofcommunity University of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Dissertations. 2006 Dissertations
dc.relation.ispartofcollection 2006 Freely available dissertations (MU)


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