Examining the Impact of Community Size on the Retention of County Extension Agents

The study reported here examined job embeddedness, employee retention, and community size among Extension agents in a two-state study. Statistically significant differences in job embeddedness by community size were present. Analysis of the Variance (ANOVA) showed that five of six job embeddedness components were significantly different based on community size. Extension agents working in the most rural and most urban communities indicated the lowest levels of job embeddedness.

Institution: University of Kentucky

URL: https://www.joe.org/joe/2015june/rb2.php