ERIC Number: ED047211
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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A Study of the Expectations Held by Five Selected Job Groups for the Administrative Role of the County Extension Chairman Job Group in the North Carolina Agricultural Extension Service.
Jones, Howard Eugene
The expectations held by five selected job groups for the administrative role of the County Extension Chairman's job group in the North Carolina Agricultural Extension Service was studied. The groups included extension supervisors, specialists, county chairmen, agricultural agents, and home economics agents. A role model consisting of six functions and 51 tasks was designed to guide the study. The hypothesis that there is no difference between the norms established by the North Carolina Agricultural Extension Service administrative staff and expectations held by the five selected job groups concerning the Chairman's job was rejected. There were significant differences between the administrative norms and the five job groups' expectations for 15 of the 51 tasks. A second hypothesis, there is no difference among the five selected job groups in expectations held for the County Extension Chairman's job group, was rejected. The expectations for the five groups were significantly different for 40 of the 51 tasks encompassed in the model. The third hypothesis, there are no differences in exponents' expectation of the administrative role of the Chairman's job group and 11 selected factors, was rejected. Each of the eleven factors was associated with at least four of the 51 tasks. (Author/NL)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Agriculture, County Officials, Doctoral Dissertations, Extension Agents, Group Norms, Home Economics, Investigations, Role Perception, Rural Extension, Specialists, Supervisors, Task Performance
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Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh.
Identifiers: Cooperative Extension Service; North Carolina
Note: Ed.D. Thesis