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Functions on the Job in Relation to Data, People, and Things Among Agricultural Students from Southern Land-Grant Universities

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This paper uses data from a sample of agriculture graduates from selected land-grant universities in the south to examine workers' functions on the job in relation to data, people, and things as described in the Dictionary of Occupational Titles. Tabular analysis was conducted using gamma and pearson's correlation as measures of association. Findings indicate that agribusiness job holders were more involved in coordinating several data management task than non-agribusiness job holders. Regarding functions on the job dealing with people, non-agribusiness job holders performed less complex task of taking instruction without responsibility of supervising people. Agribusiness job holders less often performed more complex task of "precision work" with things in addition to the responsibility of handling things. Agribusiness job holders were more likely involved in coordinating several data management tasks, involved in more complex people related tasks of supervising or instructing but less complex task of handling things.
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Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: June 1, 2013

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