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Educational Correlates of Ohio Agricultural Students’ Career Maturity

Ab. Rahim bin Bakar

Pertanika Journal of Tropical Agricultural Science, Volume 4, Issue 1, March 1996

Keywords: Career maturity, career development, FFA, agricultural students educational correlates

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The purposes of the study were to assess the level of career maturity of agricultural students in Ohio and to determine the relationships between students’ career maturity and several educational correlates. The study employed a descriptive corelational research design. The analysis was based on 495 respondents who returned the useable instrument. The study showed that career maturity scores of agricultural students ranged from 45 to 147 and the mean was 92.84. About one-fourth of the students scored below the 25th. percentile and about one-fourth of the students scored above the 75th. percentile. The career maturity measures of agricultural students in Ohio were significantly lower than students of the norm group at grades 10, 11, and 12. The career maturity measures of the 9th. Graders did not differ for both groups. There were significant relationships between career maturity and: participation in the FFA; participation in career development activities; participation in extracurricular activities; academic achievement; and occupational aspirations. Five significant educational correlates uniquely explained about 19% of the total variance of agricultural student’s career maturity.

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