Volume 38 - Number 4 - 1997 | DOI: 10.5032/jae.1997.04030
The purpose of this study was to examine the motivational needs of students enrolled in agricultural education classes in Georgia. The study was based on McClellands motivational needs theory. The data determined that agricultural students were motivated by the need for achievement and that FFA members had a greater need for achievement, affiliation, and power than non FFA members. The study also determined that female agricultural education students had a higher need for affiliation and power than male students, and that African-American students had a higher need for achievement and power. Freshmen had a lower need for power than students in the upper grades. Caucasians students had a higher need for affiliation: students living on a farm and in a rural setting had a higher need for power than students living in an urban setting.