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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(7): 3299-3308
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.907.385


Development of a Scale to Measure the Perception and Acceptance of Information Technology (IT) Enabled Comprehensive Farm Advisory Services by Farmers
N. Rajeshwari* and S. S. Dolli 
Department of Agricultural Extension Education, College of Agriculture, Dharwad, University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

A scale was developed to measure the “Perception and Acceptance of Information Technology (IT) Enabled Comprehensive Farm Advisory Services by Farmers”. The Likert’s summated rating scale was followed in the construction of scale. Based on the review of literature and discussion with the expert’s, 66 statements were enlisted. The relevancy rating were sent to 250 scientists and extension specialists working in research institutes of Indian Council of Agriculture Research (ICAR), State Agricultural University and development departments for critical evaluation of statements on a 5 point continuum. Out of 250 judges 100 judges responded in time. Based on their judgment an aggregate of 53 statements were selected by finding the relevancy weightage scores (RWS). Statements having an equal or more RWS of 0.75 and mean relevancy score of 3.00 were selected for the item analysis. In item analysis the selected statements were administered to 40 farmers in non-sample area of Navalgund taluk in Dharwad district of Karnataka state during 2018-2019. Finally a total of 48 statements were selected for the study based on ‘t’ values (> 1.75) resulted from the item analysis and were included in the final scale. The ‘r’ value of the scale was found to be 0.9, which was significant at one per cent level indicating the high reliability. Hence, the scale developed was found to be reliable and valid. The instrument developed to measure the perception and acceptance of information technology (IT) enabled farm advisory services can be used by the researchers.


Keywords: Perception, Acceptance, IT enabled farm advisory services, Item analysis, Reliability and Validity
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Rajeshwari, N. and Dolli, S. S. 2020. Development of a Scale to Measure the Perception and Acceptance of Information Technology (IT) Enabled Comprehensive Farm Advisory Services by Farmers.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(7): 3299-3308. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.907.385