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Organizational Support and Achievement Motivation in Leadership Role of Extension Agents

Roya Karami1, Maimunah Ismail1, Zoharah Binti Omar1, Nor Wahiza Binti Abdul Wahat1 and Mohammad Badsar2
  • 1 Department of Professional Development and Continuing Education, Faculty of Educational Studies, University Putra Malaysia, 43400 Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia
  • 2 Institute of Social Science Studies, University Putra Malaysia, 43400 Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia

Abstract

Problem statement: This study argues for the importance of organizational non work supports along with work support for achievement motivation in leadership role of extension agents which has mostly been silent in past studies. Further, although there are studies that showed a positive relationship between organizational support and performance but no study so far has investigated the relationships between organizational support in terms of work and non work supports with three dimensions of achievement motivation including aspiration, mastery and salience. Approach: The study data were collected using questionnaire from 201 extension agents from the Ministry of Jihad-e-Agriculture in Iran. The data were analyzed using AMOS software. Results: The results showed that organizational work supports significantly related to aspiration and mastery dimensions of achievement motivation while organizational non work supports significantly related to aspiration and salience dimensions of achievement motivation. Conclusion: The study is useful for extension organizations to convey the favorable treatment including work and non work supports to motivate the agents to achieve leadership role.

American Journal of Applied Sciences
Volume 9 No. 5, 2012, 633-640

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3844/ajassp.2012.633.640

Submitted On: 10 September 2011 Published On: 20 February 2012

How to Cite: Karami, R., Ismail, M., Omar, Z. B., Wahat, N. W. B. A. & Badsar, M. (2012). Organizational Support and Achievement Motivation in Leadership Role of Extension Agents. American Journal of Applied Sciences, 9(5), 633-640. https://doi.org/10.3844/ajassp.2012.633.640

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Keywords

  • Achievement motivation
  • leadership role
  • organizational work support
  • organizational non work support
  • extension agents
  • psychological functions
  • activating behavior