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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(12): 3173-3181
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.612.371


Measuring Attitude of Rural Youth towards Dairying as an Occupation: A Likert Scale
Arindam Nag1*, Sujeet Kumar Jha2, Asif Mohammad3 and Sanjit Maiti2
1Department of Extension Education, Dr. Kalam Agricultural College (Bihar Agricultural University), Arrabari, Kishnganj, Bihar, India
2Dairy Extension Division, ICAR-National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal, Haryana, India
3ICAR-NDRI, Eastern Regional Station, Kalyani, West Bengal, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Dairying plays a vital role in small and marginal farming situation in India. However, the flourish of dairy sector is not at same rate across the states. Various reasons have been attributed for this, whatever the reasons may be; one prominent aspect is rural youth’s decision to choose dairying as occupation. So a study was conducted to understand the attitude possessed by rural youth towards dairying as an occupation in Bihar and West Bengal states of India. For this an instrument to measure attitude of rural youth towards dairying as an occupation was developed by following likert method. The reliability and validity of the developed scale was 0.81 and 0.83 respectively. The results showed that 41.66 per cent farm youth showed favourable attitude towards dairying as occupation whereas 61.67 per cent of non-farm youth showed unfavourable attitude towards dairying as occupation. The results indicated that attitude of non-farm youth was more negative towards dairying, implying strong intervention is needed to make positive attitude towards dairying among non-farm youth.


Keywords: Attitude, Dairying, Rural youth, Likert scale.
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Arindam Nag, Sujeet Kumar Jha, Asif Mohammad and Sanjit Maiti. 2017. Measuring Attitude of Rural Youth towards Dairying as an Occupation: A Likert Scale.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(12): 3173-3181. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.612.371