Training Need Assessment for Core Competencies of Agricultural Extension Personnel in Kerala: An Analytical Study


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Authors

  • S. Aiswarya, Monika Wason, R. N. Padaria, D. U. M. Rao, R. Gills, Priti Priyadarshini and Bishal Gurung

Abstract

Training need can be defined as the condition having perceived difference between 'what is' and 'what should be' in terms
of knowledge, core competency skills and attitudes so that these gaps or needs can be fulfilled, in order to enable the
extension personnel to perform their roles more effectively in their work organizations. Three training institutions:
Community Agrobiodiversity Center (working under an NGO), SAMETI (working under State Department) and CTI
(under State Agricultural University) were chosen for the study. Purposive and Random Sampling were carried out for the
study. The sample consisted of trainees from three different training institutes.Four different training programmes related
to core competency development being organized during 2017-18 were selected purposively from each of the three
training institutes. Fifteen trainees for each training programmes were selected randomly with a sample size of sixty from
each institute making one hundred eighty trainees as total sample size. Questionnaire was developed for the study.
Personal interview and focus group discussion methods were also used as tools for data collection. Eight core
competencies were chosen for this study viz., communication skills, subject matter expertise, professionalism,
programme planning and implementation, leadership skills, resource mobilization, Information Communication
Technologies (ICT), and managerial ability for developing the Training Need Index (TNI) and Skill gap analysis. ANOVA
test revealed that there is significant difference between core competencies in different training institutes. Post hoc test
with Duncan revealed that there is significant difference between three institutes in case of five core competencies communication
ability, professionalism, programme planning and implementation, leadership skills and managerial
ability.

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18.10.2023

Published

30.09.2018

How to Cite

Training Need Assessment for Core Competencies of Agricultural Extension Personnel in Kerala: An Analytical Study. (2018). Indian Journal of Extension Education, 54(3), 142-145. https://epubs.icar.org.in/index.php/IJEE/article/view/143993