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International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2018, Volume : 6, Issue : 1
First page : (1062) Last page : (1068)
Article doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.5557

Relationship between Selected Profile Characteristics of Agricultural Officers and Their Extent of ICT Utilization

T. Sri Chandana1*, P.V. Sathya Gopal2, V. Sailaja3 and A.V. Nagavani4
1PG Student, 2Associate Professor, 3Assistant Professor, 4Associate Professor
Acharya N G Ranga Agricultural University, Department of Agricultural Extension,
S.V. Agricultural College, Tirupati 517502, A P.
*Corresponding Author E-mail: talarisrichandana39@gmail.com
Received: 29.08.2017  |  Revised: 8.09.2017   |  Accepted: 12.09.2017  


Agriculture is one of the vital sectors in which ICT can be used reasonably in transferring the modern agricultural technologies to the farmers. ICT has many potential applications in agricultural extension most especially in accessing required information and knowledge. Hence, the present investigation was carried out in Nellore, Srikakulam, Ananthapur districts purely covering all the three regions viz., Coastal Andhra, North Coastal and Rayalaseema regions in the newly formed state of Andhra Pradesh. The main objective of the study was to analyze the relationship between selected profile characteristics of Agricultural Officers and their extent of ICT utilization. Ex post facto research design was followed for the study. A total 120 respondents covering the three districts equally were selected for the study. Nearly half of the Agricultural Officers had moderate extent of ICT utilization followed by one-third of Agricultural Officers had low and one-fifth of Agricultural Officers had high extent of ICT utilization. The results of the study shown that majority of the respondents were middle aged (36-45 years), majority were males, had M.Sc. (Ag.) academic qualification, 6-10 years of work experience and possessed medium level of communication gadgets. The psychological variables like Perceived workload, organizational climate, job autonomy, personal importance and social status attached to the job were found to be medium level with moderate convenience of posting and job satisfaction. The relationship between selected profile characteristics and their extent of ICT utilization indicated that organizational climate, job autonomy, possession of communication gadgets and job satisfaction were positively significant related. Further, the selected twelve independent variables put together explained about 49.38 per cent variation in the extent of ICT utilization.

Key words: Extent of ICT utilization, Agricultural Officers, Profile characteristics.

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Cite this article: Chandana, T.S., Gopal, P.V.S., Sailaja, V. and Nagavani, A.V., Relationship between Selected Profile Characteristics of Agricultural Officers and Their Extent of ICT Utilization, Int. J. Pure App. Biosci.6(1): 1062-1068 (2018). doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.5557