Organizational environment of subject matter specialists working in Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK)
Submitted Date : 29-09-2014
Accepted Date : 14-05-2016
The present study was carried out in Tamil Nadu and Kerala during 2014. Three Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs) each, functioning under state university and NGOs from each state were selected. A total of 65 subject matter specialists from selected KVKs constituted the sample. The working environment of subject matter specialists was assessed through people’s participation, team work, job satisfaction, work load and job stress. In people’s participation more than 60.00 per cent of the respondents were satisfied in the effort in implementation of extension programmes by the farmers, interest of farmers in extension work, acceptance of technology and local response by the farmers. In team work component majority of the respondents were satisfied with confidence in delegated authority, appreciative attitude of colleagues, mutual desire to give and take and procedural design to work together. Majority were satisfied with professional social prestige followed by salary, job authority, leave facility and facilities in job satisfaction aspect. Responsible for helping others, work area (office) is too crowded, working conditions being not as good as the working conditions of others, job being too easy were not a source of stress. Respondents expressed that the work load was optimum at office and field respectively. Highly significant positive relationship was noticed between satisfaction with people’s participation and team work; team work and job satisfaction; job stress and work load.