Gujarat Journal of Extension Education (ISSN 2322-0678)

Title: DEVELOPMENT OF SCALE TO MEASURE ATTITUDE OF FARMERS TOWARDS FAMILY FARMING

Authors: Pankaj Singh1, M. R. Patel2 and J. B. Patel3

Publisher: Society of Extension Education Gujarat

Keywords: agriculture, attitude, family farming, farmer, scale

Volume: 35

Issue: 2

Year: June 2023

DOI: https://doi.org/10.56572/gjoee.2023.35.2.0025

Abstract: Family farming has a huge contribution in the total food grain production of the country. We can not feed our population without active involvement of farmers in family farming occupation. For understanding the attitude of farmers towards family farming, attitude scale was developed. In initial stage for developing the scale, 36 statements were collected from the relevant literature, and consulting major advisor, experts and extension personnel. The statements, thus selected, were edited on the basis of the criteria suggested by Edward (1957), and finally, 28 statements were selected as they were found to be non-ambiguous and non-factual. Based on the median and Q values, 20 statements was finally selected to constitute attitude scale. The test was found to be reliable (0.85) and valid.

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