ERIC Number: ED038572
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-May
Reference Count: 0
A Study of the Knowledge and Attitudes Held by County Extension Lay Leaders and Members Relative to the 1966 Reorganization of the Cooperative Extension Association of Jefferson County, New York.
Boice, Robert Andrew
Objectives of this study were to determine knowledge levels and attitudes among lay leaders and members concerning the Cooperative Extension Service (CES) reorganization in Jefferson County, New York; relationships between knowledge and attitudes; and the relation of knowledge levels and attitudes to certain variables. An interview schedule was administered to all 36 leaders in the county and to 116 members (a 5% sample). Findings included the following: (1) leaders had higher knowledge levels and more favorable attitudes than members; (2) Extension participation was higher for leaders than for members; (3) in the member group, women were more favorable toward the reorganization; (4) attitudes and knowledge were not significantly related to one another; (5) age, education, occupation, income, tenure in Extension, residence, and Extension participation were not signficantly related to knowledge of the reorganization or to attitudes held concerning it. (Author/LY)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Virginia Polytechnic Inst., Blacksburg.
Identifiers: Cooperative Extension Service; New York
Note: M.S. Thesis