Gujarat Journal of Extension Education (ISSN 2322-0678)

Title: A SCALE FOR MEASURING ENTREPRENEURIAL BEHAVIOR OF MEMBERS OF FARMER PRODUCERS

Authors: Swati Khandave, M.R.Prajapati and V.T.Patel

Publisher: Society of Extension Education Gujarat

Keywords: FPO, Entrepreneurial behavior scale, market orientation, economic motivation

Volume: 33

Issue: 2

Year: June 2022

DOI: https://doi.org/10.56572/gjoee.2022.33.2.0027

Abstract: Entrepreneurial behavior is a complex behavior which includes essential traits for running enterprise successfully. For construction of an entrepreneurial behavior scale, experts opinion of 70 judges from five different state agricultural universities from Maharashtra and Gujarat state was considered. In present study, 10 main indicators of entrepreneurial behavior of FPO members were found relevant by more than 75 % judges. For calculating the scale value of each indicator, normalized rank method suggested by Guilford, (1954) was used. The scale indicators found relevant by the panel of judges with their respective scale values were viz,.Market orientation (7.44), Decision making ability (6.99), Economic motivation (6.42), Risk orientation (6.09), Planning ability (5.81), Self-confidence (4.66),Scientific orientation (4.45), Innovativeness (2.28), Communication skills (1.59) and Achievement motivation (1.09) .Under each indicator sub items were identified by arranging separate conference with experts, they were requested to score each of the sub item according to their importance in measuring the main indicator of entrepreneurial behavior. On the basis of their suggestions, a total of 73 statements of the identified indicators and 10 indicators with a maximum score of 341 were included in the final entrepreneurial behavior scale constructed under the study.

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