Analysis of issues related to organizational commitment of extension personnel of Oyo and Ogun States agricultural development programs
Organizational commitment of extension personnel in Oyo and Ogun States Agricultural Development Programmes was studied. Organizational commitment is the degree to which the organization members identify with the values and goals of their organization. A census of the extension personnel in both OYSADEP (312) and OGADEP (136) was performed Usable questionnaires analyzed were 47% for OYSADEP and OGADEP 62.5%. Ninety-five percent of the respondents exhibited low levels of commitment. Identified factors influencing commitment among the extension personnel include technical subject matter (B=0.179; P<0.001), job involvement (B=0.509; P<0.001), educational qualification (B=0.156; P<0.001) and realization of expectations (B=0.140; P<0.019). For the studied ADPs to motivate their extension workers so as to exhibit committed behaviours, the sustainability of the ADPs need be addressed.
Keywords: Organization, commitment, extension personnel, AP