Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/277162
Title:
Perceptions of extension functions for rural development
Author:
Gabel, Kim Elizabeth, 1955-
Issue Date:
1989
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
The purpose of this study was to ascertain the perceptions of the University of Arizona College of Agriculture graduate students on the importance of Extension functions for rural development. In this study graduate students were grouped into: (1) American and international graduate students; and (2) graduate students with and without previous professional work experience. A questionnaire was mailed to 200 graduate students for the assessment of the importance of 34 Extension functions for rural development. The total response rate was 58%. To analyze the responses two statistical tests were used: the Student's t-test and the Spearman's rank order correlation (rs). It was found that the American and international graduate students perceived a majority of the Extension functions alike, but the international students gave them greater importance. Overall, these students ranked the functions similarly. The graduate students with previous professional work experience gave greater importance to the Extension functions than those without such experience, but their rankings were similar.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Agricultural extension work -- Public opinion.; Rural extension -- Public opinion.; University of Arizona -- Students -- Attitudes.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Agricultural Education
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Kalangi, Christopher J.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titlePerceptions of extension functions for rural developmenten_US
dc.creatorGabel, Kim Elizabeth, 1955-en_US
dc.contributor.authorGabel, Kim Elizabeth, 1955-en_US
dc.date.issued1989en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this study was to ascertain the perceptions of the University of Arizona College of Agriculture graduate students on the importance of Extension functions for rural development. In this study graduate students were grouped into: (1) American and international graduate students; and (2) graduate students with and without previous professional work experience. A questionnaire was mailed to 200 graduate students for the assessment of the importance of 34 Extension functions for rural development. The total response rate was 58%. To analyze the responses two statistical tests were used: the Student's t-test and the Spearman's rank order correlation (rs). It was found that the American and international graduate students perceived a majority of the Extension functions alike, but the international students gave them greater importance. Overall, these students ranked the functions similarly. The graduate students with previous professional work experience gave greater importance to the Extension functions than those without such experience, but their rankings were similar.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectAgricultural extension work -- Public opinion.en_US
dc.subjectRural extension -- Public opinion.en_US
dc.subjectUniversity of Arizona -- Students -- Attitudes.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineAgricultural Educationen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorKalangi, Christopher J.en_US
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dc.identifier.oclc24487345en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b17878366en_US
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