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1993

Agricultural education and studies

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Trends In The Perceptions Of Graduates Of The Agricultural Mechanization Program At Iowa State University And Their Employers , Richard Wayne Steffen Jan 1993

Trends In The Perceptions Of Graduates Of The Agricultural Mechanization Program At Iowa State University And Their Employers , Richard Wayne Steffen

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to determine trends in the characteristics and perceptions of graduates of the Agricultural Mechanization program at Iowa State University to provide guidance to the faculty for the improvement of the program;The study synthesized data from three previous follow-up studies and analyzed the data using trend study methodology. It also sought to determine trends in the perceptions of the graduates' employers of the graduates' training;The overall trend found was that of consistency. Few changes in the perceptions and characteristics of graduates and their employers were found for most of the variables examined;The ...