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Title:Anthropogenic Determinants of Success in Agricultural Education: The Case of Jimma College of Agriculture, Ethiopia
Authors:Bedassa TadesseISNI
Kidist G Sellassie
Periodical:Eastern Africa Social Science Research Review (ISSN 1027-1775)
Notes:biblio. refs.; also published in Educational Journal, vol. 04, no. 6, (Dec. 1997), p. 64-89
Geographic terms:Ethiopia
Northeast Africa
Subjects:agricultural education
Education and Oral Traditions
Anthropology and Archaeology
Development and Technology
Statistical analysis
Educational statistics
Jimma College of Agriculture (Ethiopia)
Abstract:An analysis of the determinants of students' success in middle-level agricultural training was carried out using secondary data obtained from the Office of the Registrar, Jimma College of Agriculture, Ethiopia, for the period 1989/90-1994/95. The study used multivariate statistical tools involving Fisher's linear discriminant function and LOGIT qualitative response model. The results of the study indicate that sex, preference for agriculture, region, students' parental occupation and streams attended at high school discriminate between successful and unsuccessful students as a group. Being from a rural area, however, does not give a student more chance to succeed in middle-level agricultural education. Furthermore, the study revealed that the probability of succeeding in agricultural education could not be predetermined on the basis of results in the Ethiopian School Leaving Certificate Examination (ESLCE). Bibliogr., notes, sum.