S.No

JOB CHARACTERISTICS

NS

Freq. %

LS

Freq. %

FS

Freq. %

AS

Freq. %

MS

Freq. %

Mean

SD

1

Qualification for job

-

-

2

5.0

3

7.5

8

20.0

27

67.5

4.50

0.85

2 In – Service training 2 5.0 6 15.0 10 25.0 10 25.0 12 30.0 3.60 1.22
3 Word exposure 8 20.0 8 20.0 6 15.0 8 20.0 10 25.0 3.60 1.50
4 Research policies 7 17.5 8 20.0 7 17.5 13 32.5 5 12.5 3.03 1.33
5 Identification farmers’ problems 5 12.5 11 27.5 13 32.5 7 17.5 4 10.0 2.85 1.17
6 Job security 2 5.0 13 32.5 8 20.0 11 27.5 16 40.0 3.90 1.17
7 Transportation 14 35.0 12 30.0 8 20.0 4 10.0 2 5.0 2.20 1.18
8 Availability of experimental land 8 20.0 5 12.5 8 20.0 10 25.0 9 22.5 3.17 1.45
9 Work equipment and tools 13 32.5 8 20.0 11 27.5 5 12.5 3 7.5 2.43 1.28
10 Opportunities to advance education - - 3 7.5 6 15.0 18 45.0 13 32.5 4.02 0.89
11 Opportunities to publish research - - 5 12.5 3 7.5 15 37.5 17 42.5 4 1.01
12 Rewarding system 11 27.5 14 35.0 9 22.5 4 10.0 2 5.0 2.30 1.14
13 Relationship among professionals
and administrative staff
8 20.0 7 17.5 15 37.5 7 17.5 3 7.5 2.75 1.19
14 Budgeting 10 25.0 7 17.5 7 17.5 11 27.5 5 12.5 2.85 1.41
Table 2: Researchers level of satisfaction with job characteristics NS= Not satisfied, LS= Least satisfied, FS=fairly satisfied, AS= Almost satisfied, MS=Mostly satisfied.
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