Volume 45 - Number 1 - 2004 | DOI: 10.5032/jae.2004.01074

 

Abstract:

This study was designed to examine perseverance levels of agricultural education educators. The study design was descriptive and correlational with data collected using a written questionnaire that was mailed to a stratified, systemic sample drawn from a nationwide population. T-tests and analysis of variance were conducted to examine mean cumulative perseverance score by educational attainment and personal characteristics. Overall, agricultural educators indicated high levels of perseverance. Mean cumulative perseverance scores of agricultural educators did not differ by attainment of degree. Mean cumulative perseverance scores of agricultural educators did not differ by gender, status of enrollment, hours worked per week while a student, dependents, single parent status, or method of payment for most recent degree. Perseverance was not found to be a personality trait that distinguished educational attainment of agricultural educators.

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