ERIC Number: ED034120
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
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Job Satisfaction of South African Extension Agents.
A study was made of factors related to job satisfaction of agents of the South African Extension Service. A questionnaire, including both open-ended questions and structured statements, was mailed to all male extension agents asking for sources of job satisfaction. The 87 respondents studied represented 75.6% of the agents. Agents identified status, responsibility, supervision, working conditions, advancement, and recognition as satisfiers, and achievement, administration and policies, the work itself, and salary as disatisfiers. Conclusions were applicable only to the agents studied and differed from those reached in a previous study of industrial workers in the United States. Evidence indicated that job satisfaction was caused by a group of factors different from those that caused job dissatisfaction and it seemed that the factors causing dissatisfaction could differ between occupations. (author/nl)
Descriptors: Achievement, Administrative Policy, Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Background, Extension Agents, Individual Characteristics, Investigations, Job Satisfaction, Personnel Needs, Professional Recognition, Promotion (Occupational), Questionnaires, Responsibility, Rural Extension, Salaries, Supervision, Work Attitudes
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Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison.
Identifiers: South Africa
Note: Ph. D. Thesis