The effects of an agricultural communications workshop on self-efficacy and career interest: A comparison between agriculture and non-agriculture students.

Quisto Settle, David Doerfert, Erica Irlbeck, Cynthia Akers, Scott Burris, Gary Wingenbach, Tracy Rutherford

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to assess the effects of a one-week workshop on urban agriculture and non-agriculture students’ self-efficacy and career interest related to agricultural communications. Non-agriculture students experienced increases in self-efficacy for agricultural communications tasks, self-efficacy toward overcoming obstacles for pursuing a degree in agricultural communications and interest in agricultural communications careers. Agriculture students decreased in all three constructs. The differences in the changes between agriculture students and non-agriculture students were statistically significant for both self-efficacy constructs but not for career interest. Based on the results, similar programs should focus efforts on non-agriculture students to expand the recruitment base for colleges of agriculture. Efforts should continue to increase urban agriculture programs to provide more long-term exposure to career opportunities in agriculture and natural resources.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)71-77
JournalNorth American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture Journal
StatePublished - Dec 2012

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