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dc.contributor.advisorTorres, Robert M. (Robert Matthew), 1963-eng
dc.contributor.authorLawver, Rebecca Grace, 1973-eng
dc.date.issued2009eng
dc.date.submitted2009 Springeng
dc.descriptionTitle from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on Feb 15, 2010).eng
dc.descriptionThe entire thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file; a non-technical public abstract appears in the public.pdf file.eng
dc.descriptionDissertation advisor: Dr. Robert M. Torres.eng
dc.descriptionVita.eng
dc.descriptionPh. D. University of Missouri--Columbia 2009.eng
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this study was to determine the factors that influence senior level agricultural education students' choice to become secondary agriculture teachers. This study focused on the extent to which beliefs and attitude influenced students' intent to select a teaching secondary agricultural education as a career. The Agricultural Education Factors Influencing Teaching Choice instrument was distributed to senior level students enrolled in institutions with programs to certify secondary agriculture teachers in nine states. A total of 145 students completed the instrument. Overall, negligible to low relationships were found between students' beliefs and selected characteristics. Negligible to low relationships were also found between students' attitude and selected characteristics. A moderate relationship was found between students' participation in high school agricultural education and their intent to teach. Negligible to low relationships were found with the remaining characteristics and intent to teach. Using stepwise regression, results show 11 % of students' intent to teach can be explained by the belief sub-constructs teacher morale and expert career. Sixty-one percent of the students' intent to teach can be explained by the attitude subconstructs fallback career, working with adolescents, intrinsic career value, and job security. Using hierarchical regression revealed that 17 % of students' intent to teach can be accounted for by attitude when controlling for beliefs.eng
dc.description.bibrefIncludes bibliographical referenceseng
dc.format.extentxiii, 195 pageseng
dc.identifier.oclc518081042eng
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10355/6168
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.32469/10355/6168eng
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri--Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertationseng
dc.rightsOpenAccess.eng
dc.rights.licenseThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 License.
dc.subject.lcshAgriculture -- Study and teaching (Secondary)eng
dc.subject.lcshAgricultural educationeng
dc.subject.lcshTeachers -- Recruitingeng
dc.titleFactors influencing agricultural education students' choice to teacheng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplineAgricultural education (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelDoctoraleng
thesis.degree.namePh. D.eng


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