Gujarat Journal of Extension Education (ISSN 2322-0678)

Title: A SCALE TO MEASURE SELF-CONFIDENCE OF RURAL YOUTH ABOUT VEGETABLES FARMING

Authors: M. R. Patel, Vinaya Kumar, H. M. and N. B. Chauhan

Publisher: Society of Extension Education Gujarat

Keywords: vegetables farming, self-confidence, rural youth, horticulture. scale, cultivators

Volume: 34

Issue: 1

Year: December 2022

DOI: https://doi.org/10.56572/gjoee.2022.34.1.0010

Abstract: Vegetables farming has immense scope in India to increase the income and employment for the population and helps in sustaining a large number of industries. Vegetables crops play a unique role in the Indian economy by improving the income of the farmers. For understanding the vegetables farming adopting self-confidence of rural youth, the scale to measure the vegetables farming adopting self-confidence of rural youth was developed. In initial stage, 35 statements reflecting self-confidence of rural youth about vegetables farming were collected from relevant literature and discussion with experts of extension and horticulture disciplines. The collected statements were edited according to the criteria laid down by Edward (1957) and then 24 statements reflecting self-confidence of rural youth about vegetables farming were selected as they were found to be unambiguous. Based on the median and Q values, 10 statements reflecting self-confidence of rural youth about vegetables farming were finally selected to constitute self-confidence scale. The test was found to be reliable (0.77) and valid.

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