ATTITUDES OF AGRICULTURAL OFFICIAL WORKERS IN NINEVEH AGRICULTURAL DIRECTORATES TOWARD THE AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION
Mesopotamia Journal of Agriculture,
2011, Volume 39, Issue 4, Pages 9-16
AbstractThe aim of this study was to know the attitudes of agricultural officials working in Nineveh agriculture directorates toward working in agricultural extension and to study some variables which affect on attitudes by founding correlation between the attitudes of the agriculture officials as a dependent variable and some personal and vocational characteristics which are: Academic qualification, A profesional status, growing, official service period, specialty, degree of readiness to work in agricultural extension, pre-training in agricultural extension. The number of studuil sample was 106 agricultural official and the data were collected through questionnaire. The collected data were analyzed by using some statistical methods: means and percentage weight and chi-square (x2) to found relation between dependent and independent variables. The results showed that 9.433% of respondents were of negative attitudes towards working in agricultural extension, 78.301% were neutral attitudes and 12.266% of respondents were of positive attitudes. The results also showed a presence of positive significant correlation between attitudes of respondents and some independent variables which are: Academic qualification, A optional status, growing, official service period, specialty, degree of readiness to work in agricultural extension, pre-training in agricultural extension.
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