Title page for ETD etd-08142006-110119

Type of Document Dissertation
Author Jahn, Larry G.
URN etd-08142006-110119
Title An analysis of the implementation of the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service's Performance Planning, Counseling, and Evaluation program using the Probability of Adoption of Change model
Degree PhD
Department Higher Education Administration
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Creamer, Donald G. Committee Co-Chair
Earthman, Glen I. Committee Co-Chair
Camp, William G. Committee Member
Morgan, Samuel D. Committee Member
Parks, David J. Committee Member
  • change models
  • organizational development
  • planned change
  • Cooperative Extension Service
Date of Defense 1996-01-12
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The purpose of the study was to explain the proportion of the variance in the level of implementation of the Performance Planning, Counseling, and Evaluation (PPC&E) program that could be attributed to the nine Probability of Adoption of Change (PAC) model constructs. Level of implementation was operationally defined as the degree to which county directors implemented the many elements of the PPC&E program. The nine PAC model constructs included: advantage probability, championship, circumstances, idea comprehensibility, opposition, practicality, strategies, superintendency, and value compatibility.

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