Association and contribution of profile characteristics of block level officials and their role performance in the reorganized extension system

Parthasarathi Sundaram, R Ganesan

Abstract


Reorganisation of extension system as per the advances in the farming system is inevitable. The changes should meet the challenges of farmers and also should address the extension system. A study was conducted in Cuddalore district of Tamilnadu to assess the association and contribution of 7 selected  profile characteristics of block level officials viz., Assistant Director of Agriculture, Agricultural Officers and Assistant Agricultural Officers and their role performance in the reorganized extension system which focus on block level. The profile characters such as  experience, workload perception, job involvement and time management were found to have positive and significant relationship with the role performance of the ADA. The profile such as organizational climate and experience found to have positive and significant relationship for AOs and experience and job involvement were found significant for AAOs.


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