Assessment of Job Behavior of Agricultural Extension Workers: A Case Study of SAFE Programme Beneficiaries in North-Western Nigeria

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S. Hamisu
S. Umar
O. Oladosu, Isma’il
Ayuba, Gona

Abstract

The study assessed job behavior of SAFE programme beneficiaries in North-Western Nigeria. A multi-stage sampling technique was adopted in selecting 73 SAFE beneficiaries’ employers (sample sizes).Primary data was collected using a structured questionnaire and all the administered questionnaires were returned and found useful for the study. Data collected were analyzed using descriptive statistics (mean and standard deviation) and inferential statistics (paired sample t-test). The study reveals that SAFE beneficiaries’ have rated high in job behavior indicators as a result of SAFE programme (such as desired for new knowledge, explicitness, foresightedness, sympathetic attitude, service attitude, attractive personality, enthusiasm and honesty). The study further confirmed significant differences on job behavioral change of SAFE beneficiaries’ before and after SAFE participation using paired sample t-test. The study concludes that SAFE programme had positively influenced job behavioral change of the agricultural extension workers. In line with this finding, the study recommends that the SAFE programme curriculabe adopted into the conventional or traditional agricultural degree programme across the Nigerian Universities.

Keywords:
Job behavior, extension workers, SAFE programme, North-west, Nigeria

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Hamisu, S., Umar, S., Oladosu, Isma’il, O., & Gona, A. (2020). Assessment of Job Behavior of Agricultural Extension Workers: A Case Study of SAFE Programme Beneficiaries in North-Western Nigeria. Asian Journal of Advanced Research and Reports, 10(2), 1-7. https://doi.org/10.9734/ajarr/2020/v10i230236
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