S.D. Sarnaik, P.P. Bhople, V.S. Tekale and R.T. Katole
The primary mandate of Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) is the assessment, refinement and demonstrations of generated technology for the farming community. The present study was undertaken in 8 Krishi Vigyan Kendra of Vidarbha region of Maharashtra State, to study the job performance and job satisfaction of the SMSs and association of job related factors with the job performance and job satisfaction. Keeping the above objectives in mind the forty eight SMSs from 8 KVKs were selected purposively and interviewed with a structural interview schedule developed. Exploratory research design of social research was used in the present investigation. The study revealed that larger proportion (89.58%) of the SMSs and slightly above half (54.17%) of the SMSs were found to be good in their job performance and satisfied with their job related activities respectively. Majority of the SMSs were observed with good level of job commitment and job involvement, whereas majority (60.42%) of the SMSs noted above average achievement motivation, while half (52.08%) of the SMSs were moderately satisfied with the prevailing organizational climate.
Keyword: Subject matter specialists; Job performance; Job satisfaction; Organizational climate