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Table 2 Distribution of the surveyed extension agents according to their distinctive characteristics

From: Training needs assessment of agricultural extension change agents in the field of biological control of fruit fly in Sinai Peninsula

Characteristics

No.

%

1. Age

 Young (under 35 years)

21

19.44

 Middle age (35-47 years)

46

42.60

 Elderly (over 47 years)

41

37.96

2. Educational qualification

 Intermediate certificate

42

39.9

 College degree

58

53.7

 Postgraduate

8

7.4

3. Study specialization

 Agricultural extension

1

0.9

 Other specialties

59

53.7

 General specialty

48

44.4

4. Duration of service in agricultural work

 Small service life (less than 12 years)

19

17.6

 Average service life (12-less than 23)

47

43.5

 Large service life (23 years and above)

42

38.9

5. Duration of service in extension work

 Small service life (less than 10 years)

64

59.25

 Medium service life (10-less than 19)

27

25

 Large service period (19 years and above)

17

15.75

6. Growing up

 Urban

74

68.5

 Rural

34

31.5

7. Place of residence

 The same village (three degrees)

1

0.9

 Another village (2 degrees)

16

14.8

 City (one degree)

91

84.3

8. Training experience

 Small training experience (less than 3 courses)

44

40.7

Medium experience (3-less than 5 courses)

22

20.4

 Significant training experience (from 5 courses and above)

42

38.9

9. Number of attending specialized training courses

 Never got any course

85

78.7

 Attended one course

23

21.3

10. Degree of job satisfaction

 Low job satisfaction (less than 18 degrees)

4

3.7

 Average Satisfaction (18- > 25)

39

36.1

 Large Job Satisfaction (25+)

65

0.2