Characteristics of Florida Extension Professionals that Influence the Teaching - Learning Process Academic Article uri icon


  • The traits that Extension professionals and clients bring into the instructional environment impacts instructional outcomes. This study identified learning styles, value systems, and demographic characteristics of 56 Extension professionals in north Florida. The Group Embedded Figures Test (GEFT), Values Analysis Profile (VAP), and a researcher-developed questionnaire were used to collect data. The GEFT data revealed that most Extension professionals have global perceptions, need structured learning environments, and are naturally social. In terms of values, all subjects were classified as synthesizers, who tend to be over-demanding of themselves and what they can reasonably accomplish. Implications for program delivery and professional development were forwarded.

published proceedings

  • Journal of Extension

author list (cited authors)

  • Baker, M., Hoover, T., & Rudd, R.

complete list of authors

  • Baker, Matt||Hoover, T||Rudd, R

publication date

  • February 1998