The relationship among the interest score on six occupational themes and job satisfaction and performance of Ohio Cooperative Extension county agents

TitleThe relationship among the interest score on six occupational themes and job satisfaction and performance of Ohio Cooperative Extension county agents
Year of Publication1980
AuthorsKittrell, DL
DegreePh.D.
UniversityOhio State University
Thesis TypeDoctoral diss.
Abstract

The primary purpose of the study was to determine (among six occupational interest themes), Ohio agents' performance and job satisfaction. The six occupational themes were determined using the Strong Vocational Interest Blant-Strong Campbell Interest Inventory. Agent performance was established by a paired comparison analysis and job satisfaction by the Brayfield-Rothe job literature. Thirteen hypotheses were tested. County 4-H, agriculture and home economics agents with one or more years of experience (N=230) were included in this study with usable data from 212. The investigative theme appeared to be lower among these agents than in related literature. There was a negative relationship between artistic occupational interest and performance. Interest variables as a group were not related to performance at the .01 or .05 level of significance. Interest variables as a group were related to job satisfaction at the .01 level of significance.