D. Bortamuly and P. K. Das
The present study was carried out in the 11 districts of Assam to access the direct and indirect effects of variables on<br />the performance of role as perceived by the Agricultural extension personnel under extension reform in Assam. A<br />total of 112 agricultural extension personnel were interviewed who were working under the revitalized extension<br />system in Assam with the help of structured schedule during the period of 2015. A total of 15 characteristics of the<br />respondent were considered in the study. The primary data was collected directly from the respondents through<br />personal interview method. The Direct and Indirect effect of these variables on the performance of role as perceived<br />by the Agricultural extension personnel was calculated with the help of path analysis. It is evident from the results<br />of the path analyses that the variables role awareness, role perception, service experience and job anxiety emerged<br />to be most important variables which exhibited substantial direct effects on the level of role performance.
Keyword: Level of role performance; Direct and Indirect effect; Extension reform; Path Analysis