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2011 (Vol. 3, Issue: 6)
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Assessing Attitudes of Female Freshman Agricultural Undergraduates towards Entering Agricultural Majors

Reza Movahedi
Corresponding Author:  reza movahedi 

Key words:  Agricultural major, attitude, female students, higher education, , ,
Vol. 3 , (6): 500-505
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2011 August, 27 2011 October, 07
Abstract:

The study aimed at assessing attitudes and perceptions of female freshman agricultural undergraduate students toward entering agricultural majors using survey and correlation methodologies. The statistical population consisted of 326 female freshman undergraduate students of agricultural fields in agricultural college at Bu-Ali-Sina University between 2008 and 2009. Among them, a number of 141 samples were selected randomly. Research tool was a questionnaire. Reliability of the questionnaire was tested during a pretest process by using Cronbach's Alpha test. The calculated Cronbach's Alpha coefficient was 86% (α = 0.86) that shows a high reliability of the research tool. Results of the study revealed that 53.3% of target females have agreed to agriculture by positive attitude, 24.5% by neutral attitude, and finally 21.1% of the students have been disagreed to agriculture by negative attitude. The most important factor affecting entering agricultural majors were respectively: the role and importance of agriculture in both food security and self-sufficiently, getting university certification, and reaching to a better social status.
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Reza Movahedi, 2011. Assessing Attitudes of Female Freshman Agricultural Undergraduates towards Entering Agricultural Majors.  Asian Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 3(6): 500-505.
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