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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(8): 2778-2787
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.908.313


Scale Construction for Measuring the Attitude of Sericulture Beneficiary Farmers towards the Activities of Technical Service Centres (TSCs)
N. Harisha1*, B. Mukunda Rao2, T. Gopi Krishna3, M. Uma Devy2 and S. K. Nafeez Umar4
1Department of Agricultural Extension, Agricultural College, Bapatla, ANGRAU, A.P, India
2O/o Dean of Agriculture,
3O/o Director of Extension, ANGRAU, Lam, Guntur, India
4Department of statistics and Computer Applications, AG College, Tirupati, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Sericulture is an agro-based, labour intensive, export oriented commercial activity. Sericulture which was considered as a subsidiary occupation in the past is now being considered as major activity and farmers are willing to take-up large-scale sericulture. To, improve mulberry area and cocoon production, The Government of Karnataka and department of sericulture started a new demand driven extension approach called Technical Service Centres (TSCs) at the grass-root level (Hobli and Taluka level). The main function of TSCs is to transfer of sericulture technologies through extension activities and distributing extension services among sericulture farmers. It is necessary to Scale Construction for Measuring the Attitude of Sericulture Beneficiary Farmers towards the Activities of Technical Service Centres (TSCs). The Likert attitude scale was prepared for the study. Total of 60 statements were prepared, which represent attitude of sericulture beneficiary farmers towards activities of TSCs. Finally 54 statements were selected after editing. The relevancy test done by 52 judges out of 105 judges including Professors, KVK SMS, Ph. D Scholars. Accordingly, statements having relevancy percentage >75, relevancy weightage >0.70 and mean relevancy score >2.5 were considered for final selection of statements. Hence, 40 statements were selected after scrutiny. The 40 statements representing the attitude towards functioning of TSCs were administered to 100 sericulture farmers in non-sample area with five continuum containing Strongly agree, Agree, Undecided, Disagree and Strongly disagree with the scoring pattern 5, 4, 3, 2 and 1 respectively for positive statements and reverse for negative statements. After computing the t-value for the statements, the thumb rule of rejecting items with ‘t’ value less than 1.75 was followed. Thus, the statements having the highest t-values were selected. Thus, a total of 21 statements were selected. The Rulons reliability coefficient value is 0.86, which explains about 86.00 per cent of scale accuracy.


Keywords: Attitude, Scale, Relevancy, Reliability
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Harisha, N., B. Mukunda Rao, T. Gopi Krishna, M. Uma Devy and Nafeez Umar, S. K. 2020. Scale Construction for Measuring the Attitude of Sericulture Beneficiary Farmers towards the Activities of Technical Service Centres (TSCs).Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(8): 2778-2787. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.908.313