ERIC Number: ED030046
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
An Analysis of the Level of Involvement of the County Staff Members by the County Extension Chairman in Decision Making in the North Carolina Agricultural Extension Service.
Erwin, Max Gettys
This study was to investigate some determinants and effects that relate to the degree of involvement of the county staff members by the County Extension Chairman in decision making. The population included 79 County Extension Chairmen who had been appointed to the position in the county and had been on the job at least one year, and 419 county staff members who had had at least one year's work experience in their counties. Two questionnaires, one for the County Extension Chairmen and one for the county staff members, were prepared by a team of researchers for the North Carolina Agricultural Extension Service during 1968, to examine various aspects of staff relations, job performance, and satisfaction associated with the leadership role of the County Extension Chairman. Perceived level of involvement was highest among (1) agents in counties with small staff sizes, (2) youngest and oldest staff members, and (3) agents who rated chairmen highest in interpersonal skills. Moreover, perceived involvement was associated with the level of job satisfaction and performance of county staff members, but was not significantly associated with the level of career satisfaction, as measured in the study. (author/nl)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh. Dept. of Adult Education.
Identifiers: Cooperative Extension Service; North Carolina