Masters Theses

Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Science


Agricultural Extension

Major Professor

Robert S. Dotson

Committee Members

Lewis H. Dickson, Charles C. Chamberlain, Charles L. Cleland


The overall purpose of the study was to determine community development concepts held by county Extension workers. Specific objectives included the following:

1. To ascertain how Tennessee county Extension workers viewed community development—its purpose and philosophy.

2. To identify community development role expectations held by county Extension workers.

3. To try to determine what motivates county Extension workers to become involved in community development work.

4. To consider county Extension staff training needs related to community development.

5. To develop recommendations for improving community development in Tennessee.

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