Degree Type

Dissertation

Date of Award

1989

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy

Department

Sociology and Anthropology

First Advisor

Eric O. Hoiberg

Abstract

The impact of the farm economic crisis on the career aspiration of the Iowa farm-reared undergraduate students of Iowa State University is examined. More than half of the sample studied reported that the crisis has affected their career plans to some extent. A selected number of variables, background and attitudinal in nature, were examined to predict the students' alternative career choices. A path model was formulated and tested. The LISREL computer program was used to estimate and test several versions of the model. Results show that parents' economic status, son's ideological commitment to agricultural, and his assessment of the farm crisis, among other variables, are the most significantly important variables that explain students' alternative and realistic career choices.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/rtd-180813-8897

Publisher

Digital Repository @ Iowa State University, http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/

Copyright Owner

Kazi Aziz Ahmed

Language

en

Proquest ID

AAI8920105

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

223 pages

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