ERIC Number: ED041195
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968-Jan
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A Study of Full-Time Student Equivalents for University of Missouri Field Staff Members.
Greenfield, William Ed
The major objective of this study was to determine if an index to indicate the work load of field staff personnel could be developed. The data were collected by the county directors on the basis of information included in the state and federal reports covering the period July 1, 1966 to December 31, 1966. A factor of 450 was used to convert total hours spent to full-time student equivalents. A comparison by position and teaching methods showed that, during the study, the directors reached an average of 375.3 Full Time Student Equivalents (FTSE's); home economists 318.9; agricultural agents 462.6; and community development 35.8. Population had little relationship with the total FTSE per agent except in the case of the mass media. One would tend to conclude that factors in addition to population caused variation in the number of FTSE's per agent. Based on this study, it is difficult to make any definite conclusions about the possibility of developing an index which can be used to determine a work load for field staff personnel based on full-time student equivalents. (NL)
Descriptors: Agriculture, Community Development, Extension Agents, Home Economics, Investigations, Mass Media, Rural Extension, Statistical Data, Working Hours
University of Missouri, University Extension Center, Hillsboro, Missouri (MF $0.63, HC $4.60)
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Authoring Institution: Missouri Univ., Columbia.