Investigating of Factors Influencing on Computer Attitude of Agricultural Extension Agents in Kermanshah Township

Document Type : Research Paper



The main purpose of this research was to investigate the factors influencing on computer attitudes of agricultural extension agents. The target population consisted of all extension agents of Agricultural Engineering and Council Services Companies in Kermanshah Township (N= 85).  A sample of 70 agents was selected through a stratified random sampling. Based on the results, the majority of agents had a positive computer attitude and self- efficacy. The stepwise multiple regression revealed four factors to be statistically significant determinants of this attitude including computer self- efficacy, daily usage level of computer, access to computer and job experience. There was a significant and positive relationship between computer attitude and computer self- efficacy.  Increasing computer skills of agents by means of their better access to computer, in home and work place, is recommended.