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Thesis (M.S.)—University of Nebraska—Lincoln, 1954. Department of Vocational Education.


Copyright 1954, the author. Used by permission.


This study examines the question, how much of the vocational agriculture instructors time is devoted to non-agricultural and community activities and how does this affect the vocational agriculture program?

The purpose of this study is to:

  1. To determine the activities other than those performed in the vocational agriculture program in which the instructors of vocational agriculture participate.

  2. To determine the number and names of the organizations present in which vocational agriculture instructors might devote time.

  3. To determine the amount of time devoted to those activities by vocational agriculture instructors.

  4. To determine the reasons why some instructors may participate in more organizations than others.

  5. To determine the effect upon the vocational agriculture program of time devoted to other than school affiliated agricultural groups.

  6. To determine the factors affecting a vocational agriculture instructors salary.

This study included a detailed analysis of a questionnaire submitted to, and completed by, the vocational agriculture instructors included in this study. The questionnaire and a letter of explanation were developed and mailed to 101 instructors who had taught in their present position for at least a two year period. Data used in this study were secured from questionnaires completed by 61 vocational agriculture instructors from Nebraska.

Advisor: C.C. Minteer