Attitudes and Perceptions of Stakeholders toward the FFA and it's Perceived Importance for Student Success

dc.contributor.advisorWilliams, Kevin
dc.contributor.advisorWilliams, Kevin
dc.contributor.committeeMemberRobertson, J. T
dc.contributor.committeeMemberWolf, Nathan
dc.contributor.committeeMemberBednarz, Craig
dc.contributor.committeeMemberBehl, Malvika
dc.creatorBurleson, Logan D.
dc.date.accessioned2023-03-07T19:41:38Z
dc.date.available2023-03-07T19:41:38Z
dc.date.created2022-12
dc.date.issued2022-12-01T06:00:00.000Z
dc.date.submittedDecember 2022
dc.date.updated2023-03-07T19:41:40Z
dc.description.abstractThis study aimed to describe and compare stakeholders' perceptions and attitudes toward FFA in Texas and its relation to student success. Stakeholders are defined as FFA alumni, secondary school principals, university department heads, and employers. The researcher conducted the study utilizing a descriptive survey research design. Four survey instruments were developed by the researcher using a Qualtrics research tool and distributed electronically by email to 2,067 previous members of the Texas FFA Association, known as FFA alumni, 1,081 secondary education high school principals, known as school admin, 72 four-year university department heads, and utilizing the link-tracing method of sampling sent to 160 Texas employers. The data was analyzed using Microsoft Excel descriptive statistics and a general linear model in SAS version 9.4. There were 257 responses to the FFA alum survey, with a response rate of 12%; 255 responses to the school admin survey, with a response rate of 24%; 29 responses to the department head survey, with a response rate of 40%; and finally, 31 responses to the employer survey with a response rate of 19%. The study found that stakeholders have positive attitudes and perceptions of the FFA overall. Membership in career and technical student organizations like the FFA was extremely important and higher than all other high school activities. The FFA was ranked extremely important and ranked higher than all other career and technical student organizations that were presented. Statistical differences were observed between stakeholder groups. These differences were most significant among university department heads and employers. Statistical differences were also observed between stakeholders with different experiences, like having an agricultural background. It is recommended that communication efforts between FFA professionals and stakeholders be strengthened. Efforts should be made to engage stakeholders with FFA programs to increase knowledge of objectives and goals. Further research should be done on tools and experiences that positively impact stakeholder attitudes and perceptions. These attitudes and perceptions, short– and long–term impacts should also be studied.
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.identifier.uri
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/11310/5128
dc.subjectEducation, Agricultural
dc.subject.otherAgricultural education; alumni; attitudes; department head; employer; FFA; Texas FFA Association; perceptions; principal
dc.titleAttitudes and Perceptions of Stakeholders toward the FFA and it's Perceived Importance for Student Success
dc.typeThesis
dc.type.materialtext
local.embargo.lift
local.embargo.terms
thesis.degree.collegePaul Engler College of Agriculture and Natural Sciences
thesis.degree.departmentAgricultural Sciences
thesis.degree.disciplineAgricultural Science
thesis.degree.grantorWest Texas A&M University
thesis.degree.namePh. D.

Files

Original bundle

Now showing 1 - 1 of 1
Loading...
Thumbnail Image
Name:
BURLESON-PRIMARY-2022.pdf
Size:
6.18 MB
Format:
Adobe Portable Document Format

License bundle

Now showing 1 - 2 of 2
No Thumbnail Available
Name:
proquest_license.txt
Size:
6.37 KB
Format:
Plain Text
Description:
No Thumbnail Available
Name:
license.txt
Size:
1.99 KB
Format:
Plain Text
Description: