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dc.contributor.authorEllison, Stacey
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-04T20:02:24Z
dc.date.available2014-03-04T20:02:24Z
dc.date.issued2011-08
dc.identifier.otherellison_stacey_201108_mal
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/ellison_stacey_201108_mal
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/27443
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this qualitative study was to investigate what effects the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension New Agent Training Program might have on employee retention, specifically that of 4-H Agents. The three main objectives of this study were to determine which parts of the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension New Agent Training Program were perceived as most valuable to 4-H Agents, which parts were criticized by 4-H Agents or perceived as not beneficial, and finally how the New Agent Training Program may have affected participants’ decisions to remain employed by University of Georgia Cooperative Extension as a 4-H Youth Development Extension Agent or to terminate employment. Findings show that while participants value the New Agent Training Program there is a much stronger relationship between county office and community situation and job satisfaction and retention. The development of competency-based County Extension Coordinator trainings may then assist with employee retention.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectCooperative Extension, New Agent, Training, employee retention, 4-H Youth Development
dc.titleEffects of the University Of Georgia Cooperative Extension New Agent Training Program on the retention of 4-H Youth Development Extension Agents
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMAL
dc.description.departmentAgricultural Leadership, Education and Comm
dc.description.majorAgricultural Leadership
dc.description.advisorMaria Navarro
dc.description.committeeMaria Navarro
dc.description.committeeLaura Perry Johnson
dc.description.committeeNick Fuhrman


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