The Causal Model Synthesis of Research Utilization for Agricultural Career Development
The objectives of this research were to develop and investigate a causal model of research utilization for
agricultural career development, and to study the influent structure of causal factors relating to the utilization of research.
The mixed method was used in this research. The samples obtained from the multi-stage random sampling consisted of 250
users of agricultural research of the Agricultural Research Development Agency. The research tool was a questionnaire and
two focus group discussions. Each group comprised 7 participants, and 14 participants in total were selected by the
purposive sampling. The data were analyzed by descriptive statistics, correlation, confirmatory factor analysis and structural
equation models, and content analysis. The findings demonstrated that the model of research utilization for agricultural
career development was congruent with the empirical data. The direct influential factors affecting research utilization for
agricultural career development were communication, research specification and contexts respectively.
Keywords - A Causal Relationship Model, Research Utilization, Agricultural Career