Volume 45 - Number 2 - 2004 | DOI: 10.5032/jae.2004.02039
The purpose of this study was to measure the level of global perspective and attitude toward cultural diversity among summer agriculture students using established survey scales for these constructs. A survey instrument was completed by 145 agriculture students at The Ohio State University. Survey results indicated that, in general, students tended to have a moderate global perspective and a positive attitude toward cultural diversity. High correlation was also found between global perspectives and attitudes toward diversity. In comparison with male students, females were more likely to have a higher level of global perspective and a more positive attitude toward cultural diversity. Students who had more contact with international people also scored higher on the global perspective and cultural diversity scales. Recommendations, implications, and future study directions derived from the survey results were discussed.