ERIC Number: ED039497
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Apr
Reference Count: 0
A Study to Determine Why Missouri Extension Youth Agents Resign or Change to Another Position within the Extension Division.
A survey study to determine why Missouri Extension Youth Agents resigned or changed positions within the Extension Division revealed that while no single factor was responsible, there were a number of factors or reasons why this occurred. Among them were the following: (1) poor understanding of the duties and responsibilities of a youth agent at the time they were employed; (2) the youth position was regarded as a stepping stone to other extension positions; (3) dissatisfaction with (a) the leadership and program support received from the state youth staff, (b) the salary received, and (c) failure of formal education to provide the academic background needed for the job; (4) working in an area of the state in which they did not desire to live; (5) low prestige of the position; and (6) the feeling that their opinions had little or no affect on policy decisions by either the extension administration or the state youth department. The questionnaire employed in the survey is appended. (DM)
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Authoring Institution: Missouri Univ., Columbia. Extension Div.
Identifiers: Cooperative Extension Service; Missouri