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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(9): 867-875
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.709.104


A Scale to Measure the Perspective of Farmers’ towards Agriculture
Bhargab Baruah1* and Hemanga Kr. Kalita2
1Department of Extension Education, College of Agriculture, Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat, Assam, India
2Department of Extension Education, Sarat Chandra Singha College of Agriculture (AAU), Rangamati, Dhubri, Assam, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Farmers make the decision to quit farming altogether only after comparing the utility they derive from farming as compared to taking up a full-time non-farm employment. Thus, an attitude scale was developed to measure the perspective of practicing farmers towards agriculture as a livelihood in rural areas. Likert’s scale of summated rating technique was followed for constructing the scale. A total of 44 statements were selected after obtaining the relevancy scores and administered to 30 farmers whose principal source of income is agriculture from non-sampled areas in Assam, India. The scale developed finally consisted of 30 statements including 15 positive and 15 negative statements. The reliability and validity of the scale indicated its precision and consistency of the results.


Keywords: Perspective, Agriculture, Livelihood, Rural areas, Likert’s scale
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Bhargab Baruah and Hemanga Kr. Kalita. 2018. A Scale to Measure the Perspective of Farmers’ towards Agriculture.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(9): 867-875. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.709.104