Thesis - Open Access
Master of Science (MS)
Sociology and Rural Studies
Farm youth are finding it increasingly difficult to enter farming as a life occupation, and are therefore faced with a difficult situation when it comes to choosing an occupation. The farm-reared boys must decide whether or not to continue the family tradition in farming, and if they decide not to follow this tradition, they must decide on a nonfarm occupation which they would like to enter. The future welfare of these farm youth is associated with the occupational choices they make at this time. Therefore, a comparison of the characteristics of farm boys who plan farm occupations with those who plan nonfarm occupations is an important area of inquiry. Objectives of Study: This study was based upon the following objectives: (1) To determine factors which differentiate farm boys who plan ·to farm from farm boys who plan nonfarm occupations. (2) To examine selected factors which are influencing farm boys to leave the farm and seek nonfarm occupations.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Agriculture -- Vocational guidance
Number of Pages
South Dakota State University
Loya, Alan L., "South Dakota Farm Boys Planning Farm and Nonfarm Occupations: A Comparative Analysis" (1969). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 3560.