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2010 (Vol. 2, Issue: 3)
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The Influence of Organizational Factors on Individual Productivity of Agricultural Extension Experts

S. Dabirian, A. Rezvanfar and A. Asadi
Corresponding Author:  seyyed mahmoud  

Key words:  Agricultural extension, agricultural extension experts, job performance, organizational factors, productivity, ,
Vol. 2 , (3): Page No: 78-83
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2010 March, 09 2010 April, 22 2010 July, 05
Abstract:

The main purpose of this study was to investigate the organizational factors that affecting agricultural extension expert' individual productivity. A survey of 88 extension experts was conducted in Hamadan Province of Iran. Individual productivity was measured with a self-evaluation questionnaire. The study found that the majority of the extension experts (65.9%) belonged to high level of individual productivity, followed by 28.4 and 5.7% belonging to intermediate and low level of individual productivity, respectively. Regression results also indicated that the full model was moderately successful, explaining 38.4% of the variances in the individual productivity. Two independent variables that accounted for the explained variances were organizational support and participation in management. Administration should conduct a periodic needs assessment to determine the level of individual productivity of Extension experts' and identify methods for increasing individual productivity based on these findings.
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S. Dabirian, A. Rezvanfar and A. Asadi, 2010. The Influence of Organizational Factors on Individual Productivity of Agricultural Extension Experts.  Asian Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 2(3): Page No: 78-83.
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