American Journal of Applied Sciences

Organizational Support and Achievement Motivation in Leadership Role of Extension Agents

Roya Karami, Maimunah Ismail, Zoharah Binti Omar, Nor Wahiza Binti Abdul Wahat and Mohammad Badsar

DOI : 10.3844/ajassp.2012.633.640

American Journal of Applied Sciences

Volume 9, Issue 5

Pages 633-640

Abstract

Problem statement: This study argues for the importance of organizational non work supports along with work support for achievement motivation in leadership role of extension agents which has mostly been silent in past studies. Further, although there are studies that showed a positive relationship between organizational support and performance but no study so far has investigated the relationships between organizational support in terms of work and non work supports with three dimensions of achievement motivation including aspiration, mastery and salience. Approach: The study data were collected using questionnaire from 201 extension agents from the Ministry of Jihad-e-Agriculture in Iran. The data were analyzed using AMOS software. Results: The results showed that organizational work supports significantly related to aspiration and mastery dimensions of achievement motivation while organizational non work supports significantly related to aspiration and salience dimensions of achievement motivation. Conclusion: The study is useful for extension organizations to convey the favorable treatment including work and non work supports to motivate the agents to achieve leadership role.

Copyright

© 2012 Roya Karami, Maimunah Ismail, Zoharah Binti Omar, Nor Wahiza Binti Abdul Wahat and Mohammad Badsar. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.