Attitude of Extension Professionals Toward Objectives of Extension Education at Bhagalpur District of Bihar

Akanchha Singh and Basavaprabhu Jirli

Abstract


Extension plays an important role in uplifting the condition of farmers. The objectives of extension education are
foundation of extension work because it is defined as the expression of ends toward which our efforts are directed.
The objectives of extension education must be taken under consideration by extension professionals while working
in field situations. The attitude of extension workers toward objectives is a matter of study so the present study is an
attempt to determine the attitude of extension professionals toward objectives of extension education and because
the attitude is correlated with independent variables so it is important to determine those independent variables.
Data regarding the study were collected through structured interview administered on 100 extension professionls
at Bhagalpur district of Bihar. The findings revealed the fact that majority of extension professionals had favorable
attitude toward objectives of extension education. Communication behavior (0.243) and extension system link
(0.467) of the respondents had significant relationship with their attitude regarding objectives at 1 per cent
significant level. Similarly education (0.184) had significant relationship with their attitude at 5 per cent significant
level. In order to make attitude of extension agents more affirmative toward the objectives of extension education
the paper recommended extension workers to undergo regular exposure to formal, informal and mass-media sources,
training, demonstration workshops, and conferences.

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