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Asian Journal of Agricultural Extension, Economics & Sociology, ISSN: 2320-7027,Vol.: 25, Issue.: 1

Short Research Article

An Analysis of the Job Satisfaction of Agricultural Scientists


N. Anitha Raj1* and R. Arunachalam1

1Department of Agricultural Extension and Rural Sociology, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore- 641 003, India.

Article Information


(1) Ian McFarlane, School of Agriculture Policy and Development, University of Reading, UK.

(2) Roxana Plesa, University of Petrosani, Romania.


(1) James A. Adeniran, Babcock University, Nigeria.

(2) Abhishek Raj, India.

(3) Shyam. S. Salim, Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, India.

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Job satisfaction is essential to face the dynamic and ever – increasing challenges of maintaining productivity of the organization by keeping their workforce constantly engaged and motivated. Furthermore, environmental pressures, rising health costs and various needs of the workforce also pose a challenge for the management. This could be overcome by creating a work environment that maintains employee job satisfaction as well as motivates people towards exceptional performance at the workplace achieving work – life balance. The present study was carried out to assess of job satisfaction of the agricultural scientists of the main campus of Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore. By employing appropriate sampling techniques 114 scientists were selected as sample respondents. Data were collected using well-structured and standardized interview schedule. Majority of the respondents (64.90%) were seen with medium level of job satisfaction followed by 18.40% with high level of job satisfaction. The rest of the respondents (16.70%) were seen with low level.

Keywords :

Job satisfaction; agricultural scientists; working environment.

Full Article - PDF    Page 1-7

DOI : 10.9734/AJAEES/2018/41576

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