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Factors affecting job satisfaction of front-line extension workers in Engunu state agricultural deveopment programme, Nigeria

M O Onu, M C Madukwe, A E Agwu


The study examined the factors affecting job satisfaction of field extension workers in Enugu State Agricultural Development Programme. Forty-two extension staff randomly selected across the three agricultural zones were used for the study. The field extension workers indicated low level of satisfaction with their job content, conditions of service and working environment. However, they rated their organizational policies/interpersonal relationship as moderately satisfying. Three major factors – interpersonal relationship, organizational policies and conditions of service were found to be strong predictors of job satisfaction. The Enugu State Agricultural Development Programme management is advised to look into these factors to improve on the job satisfaction and staff retention in the establishment.

Agro-Science Vol. 4 (1) 2005: pp. 19-22
AJOL African Journals Online