Volume 12, Issue 46 (fall 2009)                   JCPP 2009, 12(46): 250-270 | Back to browse issues page


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Amini A, Shahsavan M, Zeinal Hamedani A. Success Factors Evaluation of Women as Extension Help Agents in Isfahan Province. JCPP. 2009; 12 (46) :250-270
URL: http://jcpp.iut.ac.ir/article-1-1162-en.html

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Women as extension help-agents could play an important role in rural extension programs. This study was aimed at evaluating the success of women as extension help-agents, and factors affecting their success in Isfahan province, Iran. The data was randomly collected from 156 extension help-agents, using Cochran formula. The validity and reliability of constructed questioners were checked, using Cronbach Alfa and K.M.O. criteria. The results showed that 6.5 percent of the agents gained a success score of more than or equal to the average score, 50.3 percent equal to the average score, and 43.2 percent gained less than the average success score. The Effective factors are categorized as the degree of their familiarity with the problems of the population, the degree of their involvement in extension-educational programs, and factors such as their access to rural libraries, financial and occupational background and contribution to community and team work. According to the regression analysis results, participation activities of the villagers, financial status of the help-agents and educational programs provide most influential factors for successful extension programs.
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