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Document Type

Thesis - University Access Only

Award Date


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department / School

Home Economics

First Advisor

Virginia Clark


The purpose of this study is to identify the attitudes held by extension board members about their role in the performance appraisal of the South Dakota Cooperative Extension Service agent. The study will further explore if a relationship exists between an extension board member's attitudes regarding such items as knowledge of the process of performance appraisal, time investment and perceived value. The objectives of this study are: 1. To identify attitudes held by county/cluster extension board members about their role in the process of performance appraisal of an extension agent. 2. To determine if relationships exist between the different attitudes held about performance appraisal. At this time, no formal study has been done which reviews the role of the extension-board member in the performance appraisal process of extension agents. This study can provide information useful to the South Dakota Cooperative Extension Service administration as well as the Salary, Promotion and Incentive Committee in evaluating the manner in which extension board members input into the performance of extension agents is attained and used.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

South Dakota State University. Cooperative Extension Service -- Evaluation
Agricultural extension workers -- South Dakota -- Evaluation -- Attitudes
Employees -- Rating of




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