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Effects of Agricultural Extension Workers’ Perceptions of Off-the-Job Training and On-the-Job Training to the Development of Their Skills

Mohammad Jiaul Hoque1 and Koichi Usami2
  • 1 The United Graduate School of Agricultural Sciences, Tottori University, Tottori-shi 680-8553, Japan
  • 2 Faculty of Agriculture, Yamaguchi University, Yamaguchi-shi 753-8515, Japan

Abstract

This study was conducted to identify the contributing perceptions of Agricultural Extension Workers (AEWs) regarding off-the-job training and on-the-job training (OJT) for developing their extension skills. Data on AEWs’ skill levels on selected four extension skill areas, their perceptions of Off-JT and OJT were collected from 90 AEWs using structured questionnaires. AEWs’ skill levels on four extension skill areas ranged from 36 to 86. AEWs’ perceptions of Off-JT did not significantly differ between AEWs with less than average skill levels and AEWs with higher than average skill levels. However, AEWs’ perceptions of OJT significantly differed between the two groups of AEWs. Perception of practical steps of OJT was important contributing factor to AEWs’ skill on work planning. Besides, perceptions of merits of OJT were important contributing factors to AEWs’ skills on working with group, organizing demonstration, assessing farmers’ problems, and work planning.

American Journal of Agricultural and Biological Sciences
Volume 2 No. 3, 2007, 184-190

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3844/ajabssp.2007.184.190

Submitted On: 10 September 2007 Published On: 30 September 2007

How to Cite: Hoque, M. J. & Usami, K. (2007). Effects of Agricultural Extension Workers’ Perceptions of Off-the-Job Training and On-the-Job Training to the Development of Their Skills. American Journal of Agricultural and Biological Sciences, 2(3), 184-190. https://doi.org/10.3844/ajabssp.2007.184.190

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Keywords

  • Perception
  • Agricultural Extension Worker
  • Off-the-Job Training
  • On-the-Job Training Extension Skill