Abstract

It was the purpose of this study to examine reasons why American Indian students do not typically choose Industrial Education as a major at BYU. To identify reasons American Indian students do not typically choose Industrial Education as a major, a questionnaire was developed. This questionnaire obtained data about personal information, reasons for not choosing Industrial Education as a major, reasons not included in the survey, Industrial Education background, and other general information related to the study. The questionnaire was administered on and off BYU campus to 122 identified American Indian students. Ninety- two students completed and returned the survey, which is 75 percent of the total survey population.

Based on the results of this study, the following reasons were considered influential factors in determining why American Indian students do not choose Industrial Education as a major at BYU: lack of interest, lack of information, role models in different fields, lack of talent, lack of experience, limited job opportunities, and higher salaries in other majors.

College and Department

Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology; Technology

Rights

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Date Submitted

1986

Document Type

Thesis

Handle

http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/etdm130

Keywords

ethnicity, race, education, field of study, Indian, Native American

Technology Emphasis

Technology Engineering Education (TEE)

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