ERIC Number: ED045925
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
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A Study of Alabama Legislators' Perception of the Auburn University Cooperative Extension Service.
White, Louis Edward
This study determined Alabama legislators' perception of the Auburn University Cooperative Extension Service, and the extent to which selected factors were associated with their perception of the objectives, programs, and clientele. It was hypothesized that there is no association between legislators' perception of certain elements of the Auburn University Cooperative Extension Service and their years of legislative experience, place of residence, level of formal education, occupation, direct contact with the Extension Service, degree of conservatism, and urbanization of the district they represented. A random sample of 60 of the 141 members of the 1967-69 Legislature was interviewed. They represented 57 of the 67 counties. Findings showed each of the seven independent variables to be significantly associated with at least one or more of the elements of perception examined. Therefore, the hypotheses were partially substantiated. Direct contact with the Extension Service appeared to be more significantly related to the respondents' perception of the organization than were the other six factors. Place of residence and urbanization of the district the respondent represented exerted the least influence on legislators' perception of the service. (Author/NL)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Objectives, Educational Programs, Interviews, Investigations, Legislators, Perception, Residential Patterns, Rural Extension, State Officials, Tenure, Urbanization
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Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh.
Identifiers: Alabama; Auburn University AL; Cooperative Extension Service
Note: Ed. D. Thesis