Listiana, Indah and Irwan, Efendi and Abdul, Mutolib and Ali, Rahmat (2018) Behavior of Extension Agents in Utilizing Technology Information to Improve the Performance of Extension Agents in Lampung Province. In: YSSTEE International conference Universitas Negeri Raden Intan Lampung, 09-10 November 2018, Lampung. (In Press)

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The ability of individuals to utilize information technology (IT) is needed, it also happens in agriculture field. Extension agents are required to have the ability to use IT to support their performance. The ability to utilize IT can encourage the presence of professional, broad-minded and high-capacity extension agents. The high capacity of agents will facilitate them to carry out its performance. In fact, the problem in the field is the low performance of agricultural extension agents. It can be due to various issues such as low capacity, lack of infrastructure availability, low ability to access information and others, these issues were also found in extension agents in Lampung Province. The aim of this study is to measure the behavior of agricultural, fisheries and forestry extension agents in utilizing IT. This research is a descriptive study using survey method with quantitative and qualitative approaches. The study was conducted in Lampung Province with 355 respondents. The results suggested that the knowledge of the extension agents in utilizing IT classified as high category, however the behaviour of the extension agents in utilizing IT still needs to be improved to be good behaviour in utilizing IT. Likewise, the extension agent’s skill in utilizing IT is still in the medium category, therefore the support of all parties is needed to increase extension agent’s behavior in utilizing IT becomes better and can support the performance of extension agents. Keywords: extenison agent’s behavior, knowledge, skills, attitude, IT

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Fakultas Pertanian (FP) > Prodi Penyuluhan Pertanian
Depositing User: INDAH LIST
Date Deposited: 12 Nov 2018 06:44
Last Modified: 08 Oct 2019 02:41

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