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IJSTR >> Volume 5 - Issue 4, April 2016 Edition



International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research

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ISSN 2277-8616



Level Of Extension Agents Motivation And Effectiveness In Abia State, Nigeria.

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AUTHOR(S)

Machiadikwe N. Benjamin Agbarevo Nwogu, Nnenna Victoria

 

KEYWORDS

Extension, agent, motivation, effectiveness

 

ABSTRACT

Motivation is known to affect effectiveness of workers; but the level of extension agents’ motivation and how this has affected their effectiveness in Abia state is apparently unknown. A study was, therefore, conducted to determine the effect of motivation on effectiveness of extension agents in Abia State, Nigeria. Two blocks were selected from each of the three zones in the state at the first stage, giving total of 6 blocks. The second stage involved the selection of two sub-circles from each of the 6 blocks selected, giving a total of 12 extension sub-circles. At the third stage, 10 extension agents from each of the sub-circles were randomly selected, giving a sample size of 120 extension agents. The data for the study was collected with use of a structured questionnaire. The extension agents’ level of motivation and effectiveness were measured with the aid of a 5 point Likert rating scale. Data collected was analyzed using both descriptive and inferential statistics. Descriptive statistics used were the mean, frequencies and the Pearson’s Product Moment Correlation Co-efficient, which was used to determine the coefficient of correlation “ r ’’. The inferential statistic used was the t-test of significance of relationship. The study found a significant relationship between the level of motivation and effectiveness of extension agents. Hence, the null hypothesis which stated that there is no significant relationship between the level of motivation and effectiveness of extension agents was rejected, and the alternative hypothesis accepted at 95% confidence level and 119 degrees of freedom.

 

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