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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