What factors are relevant in determining why agents remain employed in Extension? This article discusses the implications of maintenance and motivation factors on Extension agent turnover. It describes motivator and maintenance factors affecting job satisfaction and dissatisfaction, and their influence on agent turnover. Professional associations offer agents the motivation factors discussed in this article. The benefits gained by investing in Extension's current employees may ultimately enhance Extension's ability to fulfill its mission as the educational outreach branch of the land-grant university.
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Strong, R., & Harder, A. (2009). Implications of Maintenance and Motivation Factors on Extension Agent Turnover. The Journal of Extension, 47(1), Article 1. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol47/iss1/1