A scale to measure knowledge level of dairy farmers affected by Kerala flood 2018 on disaster recovery
L Arun, R Senthilkumar, RS Jiji and P Reeja George
Kerala is worst affected by flood disaster in August 2018. Livestock sector was one of the worst affected with death of dairy animals and drastic reduction in milk production. In this context, it is imperative that the dairy farmers are sensitized and trained to face future disasters confidently. With this background the present study was contemplated to develop and standardize a scale for measuring dairy farmers’ knowledge on disaster recovery. On the basis of thinking and differentiation of well knowledgeable dairy farmers from poorly knowledgeable dairy farmers 41 items comprehensively covering each aspects of disaster recovery were constructed. After performing relevancy test with help of extension specialists, 16 items were selected. The obtained scores from each 16 items were used for item analysis comprising item difficulty index, discrimination index and point biserial co- relation. All the items which had a difficulty index ranging from 0.25 to 0.75, discrimination index above 0.2 and point biserial correlation value which was significant at 5% level of significance were selected for final knowledge scale. A total of 09 items were selected in final scale. Reliability of knowledge test was measured by Cronbach alpha. Cronbach’s alpha was found to be excellent 0.835, which is very high and indicates strong internal consistency among the 09 items. Developed knowledge test was found to be high stable and dependable measurement.
How to cite this article:
L Arun, R Senthilkumar, RS Jiji and P Reeja George. A scale to measure knowledge level of dairy farmers affected by Kerala flood 2018 on disaster recovery. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2021; 10(7S): 418-423.