Determinants of Job Satisfaction Among Agricultural Extension Workers in Southwest Ethiopia
American Journal of Agriculture and Forestry
Volume 4, Issue 5, September 2016, Pages: 112-117
Received: Jul. 24, 2016;
Accepted: Aug. 1, 2016;
Published: Sep. 7, 2016
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Getahun Kassa, Department of Agricultural Economics, Mizan-Tepi Univeristy, Mizan-Teferi, Ethiopia
This study assessed the level of job satisfaction and the factors associated with it among agricultural extension workers (DAs) in South West Ethiopia. Primary data were collected by using structured questionnaire from 170 DAs selected by using simple random sampling technique. DAs’ job satisfaction was measured on an ordered 5-point Likert scale. Due to the categorical nature of the dependent variable, ordinal logit regression model was used to identify the factors affecting level of job satisfaction of DAs in the study area. The findings of the study revealed that the majority of DAs were dissatisfied with their job. The major causes for DAs’ job dissatisfaction were work overload, extremely low payment, difficult & disadvantaged work environment, poor social status, and poor interpersonal relationship with co-workers. However, a significant positive association was observed between job satisfaction and promotion policy. It is, therefore, important that the government should devise multiple package schemes to enhance the satisfaction level of DAs.
Determinants of Job Satisfaction Among Agricultural Extension Workers in Southwest Ethiopia, American Journal of Agriculture and Forestry.
Vol. 4, No. 5,
2016, pp. 112-117.
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