ERIC Number: ED048576
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
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The Relationship between Dogmatism Scores of County Extension Agents and Measures of their Job Performance, Job Satisfaction and Job Aspirations.
Funk, Charles Dennis
To determine the relationship of dogmatism to job performance and other aspects of a county Extension agent's situation, a study was made of 486 agricultural extension agents and 23 Extension supervisors in five states. Supervisors provided performance ratings, and both groups responded to mailed questionnaires. Personal information (age, tenure, education, major areas of study, year each degree was received) was obtained, together with scores on a ten item aspiration scale, the 18 item Brayfield-Rothe Job Satisfaction Scale, and the Rokeach Dogmatism Scale (Form E). Respondents were more open-minded than otherwise, but less open-minded than certain other professional groups noted in the literature. Open-minded agents were relatively young, with less tenure, more education, and higher performance ratings. Dogmatism was not related to job satisfaction or aspiration; agents showed high job satisfaction and appeared content with their present assignments. Congruency between agent and supervisor dogmatism scores was not associated with performance or job satisfaction per se. However, open-minded agents with open-minded supervisors were slightly less satisfied, while those with less open-minded supervisors showed higher aspirations. (Author/LY)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Age Differences, Aspiration, Doctoral Dissertations, Dogmatism, Extension Agents, Investigations, Job Performance, Job Satisfaction, Measurement Instruments, Performance, Rating Scales, Supervisors, Tenure
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Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison.
Note: Ph.D. Thesis