Subject Matter Specialists and Organizational Effectiveness of Krishi Vigyan Kendras of Tamil Nadu and Kerala

Bimal Puthuparambil Bashir, Narmatha N, Sakhtivel K M

Abstract


The study was undertaken with the objective of determining the socio-personal characteristics of Subject Matter Specialists (SMS) of Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) and their relationship with organizational effectiveness. Altogether 65 SMS’ from 12 KVKs across Tamil Nadu and Kerala were selected. The study has concluded that most of respondents were middle aged with more than half of them being female. Majority of them was married, had work experience of below five years and had attended three to five trainings. Most of the respondents had high level of job satisfaction team-work and one-fourth felt a medium to high job stress. More than half of the respondents felt medium level of work load. There was a positive and significant correlation at one per cent level between job satisfaction / team work and organizational effectiveness of KVKs whereas job stress had a negative and significant correlation at five per cent level. Hence it may be concluded that team work, job satisfaction and job stress play a significant role in improving the organizational effectiveness of KVK. More emphasis must be given for team building enhance the job satisfaction level and reduce the job stress among Subject Matter Specialists of KVKs.


Full Text:

PDF

References


Benrazavi, S.R & Silong, A.D. (2013). Employees Job Satisfaction and Its Influence on Willingness to work in Team. Journal of Management Policy and Practice, 14(1):127-140.

Jui-Chen, C.Y. (2006). Organization communication, job stress, organizational commitment and job performance of accounting professionals in Taiwan and America. Leadership & Organization Development Journal, 27(4):242-249.

Jyothi, V. (2006). Decision Making Process of Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs) in Northern Karnataka. Unpublished Ph.D. thesis, University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad, Karnataka, India.

Matteson, M.T & Ivancevich. (1982). Managing Job Stress and Health. The Free Press, New York.

Pathak, R & Patwardhan, M. (2011). Impact of Job Involvement on Organizational Effectiveness: A Study

among Faculty Members. Prabadhan Indian Journal of Management, 4, (5) 36-42.

Prasad, M.S & Mahipal. (1997). Impact of Training Programme on Knowledge Gain of Subject Matter Specialists. Journal of Extension Education, 8 (5) 1596-1599.

Sandika, A.L. (2006). A Study on Organizational Climate Perception by Veterinary Officers (VOs) and Veterinary Livestock Inspectors (VLIs) of Department of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Service, Karnataka. Unpublished M.Sc. thesis, University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad, Karnataka.

Tayade, A., Chinchmalatpure, U.R & Supe, S.V. (2011). Information and Communication Technology used by the Scientists in Krishi Vigyan Kendra and Regional Research Centre. Journal of Global Communication, 4 (1) 16-26.




DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.26725/JEE.2016.2.28.5642-5650

Refbacks

  • There are currently no refbacks.




Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

 

MyPad Logo