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