ERIC Number: ED369921
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Factors Related to the Motivation of Extension Agents in Kenya's Rift Valley Province. Summary of Research 76.
Mwangi, John G.; McCaslin, N. L.
Job satisfaction factors related to motivation of a random sample of 325 agents in Kenya's extension service in the Rift Valley Province were identified. Data were collected using a group-administered, closed-ended, forced-choice questionnaire with 105 job satisfaction, 10 motivational, and 10 personal characteristics items between January and March 1993. Agents were also interviewed as a group in each district. Findings indicated personal characteristics were not as important for agents' motivation as were the job satisfaction factors. Eight job satisfaction factors were important for agents' job satisfaction. In decreasing order of importance, they were as follows: evaluation, dependable supervisors, work incentives, pay, praise and work location, housing and transportation, job security, and administration and supervision. Five of the eight job satisfaction factors were important for agents' motivation. In decreasing order of importance, they were as follows: dependable supervisors, pay, job security, evaluation, and administration and supervision. One cause of agents' frustration and low job motivation was their perception that merit was being ignored in selecting candidates for inservice staff training. Job satisfaction and motivation were related but different. Recommendations for extension managers and suggestions for future research were made. (Contains 38 references.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Dept. of Agricultural Education.
Identifiers - Location: Kenya