COMPARING THE PERCEIVED AND CALCULATED TRAINING NEED IN THE FIELD OF AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION METHODS FOR AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION WORKERS IN NINEVAH GOVERNORATE
Mesopotamia Journal of Agriculture,
2012, Volume 40, Issue 3, Pages 9-15
AbstractThe objective of this research was to assess the perceived and calculated training need for agricultural extension workers in Ninevah Governorate in the field of agricultural extension methods , to find out the correlation between these needs and some personal & vocational characteristics of the workers. The population of the study consists of 168 workers while the research sample consists of 87 respondents representing 52% of the population. The data were colected through a questionnaire , the first part of it included personal and vocational characteristics , while the second included 16 itmes concerning the training needs . For date analysis means and spearman rank correlation in addition to person’s correlation were used. The results revealed a significant correlation between perceived and calculated training needs, it was also found a significant correlation between perceived training needs with years of employment years of extension experience , the desire for extension work and previous extension training while there was no significant correlation with academic qualification , specialization and place of work. The researchers recommended the need to take into consideration the worker’s point of view in planning their training programs and include all the workers categories in the inservice training .
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