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Journal:   JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES   FALL 2006 , Volume 12 , Number 3; Page(s) 501 To 511.
 
Paper: 

AN INVESTIGATION OF EDUCATIONAL NEEDS OF AGRICULTURAL CROP INSURANCE SPECIALISTS

 
 
Author(s):  CHIZARI M., SADEGHI L., NOROUZI O.
 
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Abstract: 

The purpose of this study was to investigate the educational needs of agricultural crop insurance specialists. The research method used in this study was descriptive and correlational. A questionnaire was used to gather data. The population of this study included all crop insurance specialists in all Provinces of Iran. The number of specialist was 126 that were working in 29 Provinces. The validity of the instrument was gained through faculty members of agricultural colleges, social welfare insurance specialists, and graduate students of agricultural extension and education. Reliability of the questionnaire was implemented by conducting a pilot test with 15 crop insurance workers (0.88). The Spearman ranking method showed that among personal characteristics at the 95% alpha level, level of education, years of experience and monthly income in regard to insurance; showed a negative significant relationship.
However, a significant relationship was found between the participation in extension training classes and the level of educational needs. There was no significant relationship found between age and years of experience in extension activities. There was a positive significant relationship was found between the independent variable of various educational majors and the dependent variable educational needs. Finally the marital status and gender of crop insurance specialist had no significant relationship with their educational needs.

 
Keyword(s): AGRICULTURAL CROP INSURANCE, EDUCATIONAL NEEDS, AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION EDDUCATION
 
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