Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy
Sociology and Anthropology
Eric O. Hoiberg
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.
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Kazi Aziz Ahmed
Ahmed, Kazi Aziz, "The impact of the farm economic crisis on the career aspirations of Iowa farm youth " (1989). Retrospective Theses and Dissertations. 8908.