Factors Affecting Program Evaluation Behaviours of Natural Resource Extension Practitioners--Motivation and Capacity Building
Despite expectations for natural resource Extension practitioners to measure impacts of their programs, evaluation practices among this group are highly variable across individuals and states. The study described here assessed attitude towards evaluation, perceived organizational commitment to evaluation, practitioner characteristics, and levels of program evaluation conducted among natural resource Extension practitioners in the U.S. The study showed that age, years of experience, belief that one's job performance is assessed on the basis of program evaluation behavior, and other factors are linked to evaluation behavior. It also investigated factors in institutional capacity building for evaluation.
Morford, S., Kozak, R., Suvedi, M., & Innes, J. (2006). Factors Affecting Program Evaluation Behaviours of Natural Resource Extension Practitioners--Motivation and Capacity Building. The Journal of Extension, 44(3), Article 9. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol44/iss3/9