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dc.contributor.advisorGarton, Bryan L.en
dc.contributor.authorRobinson, J. Shane, 1974-en_US
dc.date.issued2006eng
dc.date.submitted2006 Springen
dc.descriptionEntire 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.descriptionTitle from title screen of research.pdf file viewed on (March 1, 2007)en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.en_US
dc.descriptionVita.en_US
dc.descriptionThesis (Ph.D.) University of Missouri-Columbia 2006.en_US
dc.descriptionDissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Agricultural education.en_US
dc.description.abstractEntry 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.identifier.merlin.b57905915en_US
dc.identifier.oclc85480128en_US
dc.identifier.otherRobinsonJ-051206-D5196en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/4328
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaen_US
dc.relation.ispartofcollection2006 Freely available dissertations (MU)
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Dissertations. 2006 Dissertations
dc.subject.lcshEntry-level employmenten_US
dc.subject.lcshCollege graduates -- Employmenten_US
dc.titleGraduates' and employers' perceptions of entry-level employability skills needed by Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources graduatesen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineAgricultural education (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelDoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.eng


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