Exploring Undergraduate Students’ Attitude Toward Undocumented Immigration: Implications for Agricultural Education

dc.contributor.author Qu, Shuyang
dc.contributor.author Bletscher, Caitlin
dc.contributor.author Lamm, Alexa
dc.contributor.department Agricultural Education and Studies
dc.date 2018-11-17T09:41:32.000
dc.date.accessioned 2020-06-29T22:51:32Z
dc.date.available 2020-06-29T22:51:32Z
dc.date.copyright Mon Jan 01 00:00:00 UTC 2018
dc.date.issued 2018-01-01
dc.description.abstract <p>Undocumented immigration has become a hot political topic. Considering the significant role undocumented immigrants play in U.S. agricultural and natural resources industry and the voting power of the undergraduate students, this study assessed undergraduate students’ attitudes toward undocumented immigrant issues. Using a slightly altered Attitudes toward Illegal Aliens Scale, we found the undergraduate students in general had an undecided attitude concerning issues toward undocumented immigration in the U.S. We also found students’ gender, political beliefs, and race played a significant role in the development of their attitude toward immigration issues. We recommend agricultural educators to integrate immigration issues and intercultural courses in their programs to help students better understand immigration issues and prepare students to work in the agricultural industry where they will inevitably encounter these issues. Future research should investigate factors that specifically shapes undergraduate students’ attitudes toward immigration issues, such as past experiences with immigrants and media exposure.</p>
dc.description.comments <p>This article is published as Qu, S., Bletscher, C., & Lamm, A. J. (2018). Exploring undergraduate students’ attitude toward undocumented immigration: implications for agricultural education. <em>Journal of Agricultural Education, 59 </em>(3), 124-138. doi: <a href="http://dx.doi.org/10.5032/jae.2018.03124" target="_blank">10.5032/jae.2018.03124</a>. Posted with permission.</p>
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dc.source.uri 10.5032/jae.2018.03124
dc.subject.disciplines Agricultural Education
dc.subject.disciplines Agriculture
dc.subject.disciplines Communication
dc.subject.disciplines Rural Sociology
dc.subject.keywords Undocumented immigration
dc.subject.keywords undergraduate students
dc.subject.keywords attitude
dc.subject.keywords agriculture
dc.subject.keywords education
dc.title Exploring Undergraduate Students’ Attitude Toward Undocumented Immigration: Implications for Agricultural Education
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