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Job Involvement and Organizational Commitment of Women Agricultural Extension Personnel

Anshida Beevi C.N. , Monika Wason , R.N. Padaria , Premlata Singh , Pramod Kumar , Niveta Jain and Eldho Varghese

Abstract

Job involvement and organizational commitment are the important factors affecting the job performance of employees in an organization. For achieving organizational effectiveness, both play a crucial role. In this study, an attempt has been made to analyze the level of job involvement and organizational commitment of women extension personnel in Kerala. For this, 180 women extension personnel from Kerala State Department of Agriculture and 30 VFPCK women extension personnel were selected. Thus, a sample of 210 respondents was studied. Job involvement and organizational commitments were measured using a fi ve-point Likert-type scale with scores 1 to 5, developed by Kanungo (1982) and Mowday et al., (1979) respectively. Results of this study indicates that job involvement and organizational commitment are related and mediate the organizational performance. The findings of the present study have implications for the extension organizations that are attempting to enhance organizational commitment through increased job involvement.

Keyword: Job involvement; Organizational commitment; Extension personnel.

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