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ERIC Number: ED015388
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1961
Pages: 1
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AN ANALYSIS OF RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN SELECTED BACKGROUND FACTORS AND JOB PERFORMANCE OF BEGINNING MALE COOPERATIVE EXTENSION AGENTS IN WISCONSIN.
AUSTMAN, HELGI H.
THE RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN BACKGROUND FACTORS AND JOB PERFORMANCE OF THE BEGINNING EXTENSION AGENT, AND THE AGENT'S ROLE AS PERCEIVED BY HIMSELF AND HIS DISTRICT LEADERS WERE STUDIED AS PART OF A LONGITUDINAL RESEARCH PROJECT. AGENTS AND DISTRICT LEADERS AGREED IN PART ON THE IMPORTANCE OF SELECTED EXTENSION FUNCTIONS AND THE LEVEL AT WHICH THESE WERE PERFORMED. FACTORS RELATED POSITIVELY TO THE AGENT'S ROLE PERFORMANCE AS PERCEIVED BY HIS DISTRICT LEADER WERE AGE, SCHOLASTIC ACHIEVEMENT, PREVIOUS WORK EXPERIENCE, AND SELF CONFIDENCE, WHILE SOCIOECONOMIC LEVEL OF THE AGENT'S HOME AND HIS PARTICIPATION IN 4-H AND F.F.A. PROGRAMS WERE NEGATIVELY RELATED. FACTORS RELATED POSITIVELY TO AGENT'S ROLE FULFILLMENT (PERFORMANCE AS PERCEIVED BY HIMSELF) WERE AGE, SIZE OF FARM, SOCIOECONOMIC LEVEL, PARTICIPATION IN F.F.A., AND NUMBER OF UNDERGRADUATE CREDITS EARNED. NEGATIVELY RELATED FACTORS WERE HOBBIES AND COLLEGE SCHOLASTIC AVERAGE. FACTORS RELATED POSITIVELY TO AGENT'S ROLE DEFINITION (PERCEPTION OF THE IMPORTANCE OF EXTENSION FUNCTIONS) WERE HIS WIFE'S EDUCATION, FATHER'S ORGANIZATIONAL PARTICIPATION, 4-H PARTICIPATION, AND COLLEGE SCHOLASTIC ACHIEVEMENT. FACTORS RELATED NEGATIVELY WERE HOBBIES, HIGH SCHOOL GRADE AVERAGE, AND HIGH SCHOOL TEACHERS' INFLUENCE TO ATTEND COLLEGE. THIS DOCUMENT IS AVAILABLE FROM UNIVERSITY MICROFILMS, ANN ARBOR, MICH., ORDER NO. 61-5883. MICROFILM $4.10. XEROGRAPHY $14.40. 320 PAGES. (AUTHOR/AJ)
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Identifiers: COOPERATIVE EXTENSION SERVICE; WISCONSIN