An analysis of Emotional Intelligence as a component of Competency Mapping for the Extensionists of Krishi Vigyan Kendra in India
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Keywords:Competency mapping, emotional intelligence, extensionists, Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Friedman ANOVA, Kruskall Wallis, Mann Whitney U.
The nature of job of the Extensionists requires them to be in contact with the farmers and other
stakeholders involved in the agriculture. Emotional Intelligence plays an important role in providing
effective and efficient extension services. Therefore, the present study was conducted to understand
the emotional intelligence as the component of competency mapping of the extensionists. The zones
of ICAR-Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) were selected using simple random sampling without
replacement method. 20 KVK from each zone was selected randomly and 3 Extensionists from each
KVK were selected by using simple random sampling technique. The total sample size was 240. The
study revealed that majority of the extensionists were having average level of emotional intelligence.
Kruskall Wallis test found significant difference among the different zones of extensionists of KVKs.
Mann whitney U test showed that there was no significant difference between the extensionists
based on the gender in terms of their emotional intelligence.