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Vol. 11, Special Issue 2 (2022)

Scale for measuring perception of stakeholders towards Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY)

Ramachari KV and Bheemappa A
Success of any agriculture development programme depends upon the active participation of implementers which ultimately determined by their perception towards the programme. Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY) was introduced in India during 11th Five-year Plan for rejuvenating Indian agriculture. A better understanding of perception of implementers and their determinants will be important to inform policy for future successful agricultural sector. Keeping this in view the scale for measuring the perception of implementers towards the RKVY programme was developed by employing Likert’s summated rating scale technique (1932). A list of 113 statements reflecting the dimension of implementation were generated initially by consulting available literature from various sources. Further, these initially collected statements were subjected to scrutiny by an expert panel of judges to determine the relevancy and their subsequent screening for inclusion in the final scale. As a result, 82 statements out of 113 statements having a relevancy percentage more than 75 (relevancy weightage of more than 0.75), and a mean relevancy score of more than 3 were considered for the final selection of statements. Further, item analysis is to select such items which can very well discriminate between two criterions. For this critical ratio of each statement was calculated for the final selection of items. The critical ratio is a measure of the extent to which a given statement differentiates between the high and low groups of respondents (Edwards, 1957). Based on item analysis ('t' value), the statements having ‘t’ value more than 1.75 were retained, and rejected statements with ‘t’ value less than 1.75. Thus, 55 statements were finally retained in the final scale. The scale developed was further standardized by establishing its reliability and validity. The validity of the scale was examined with the help of content validity. The split-half method was followed for testing the reliability of the scale and the reliability coefficient of the scale was 0.73. Hence, the scale is reliable and can produce consistent results. The scale so developed finally consists of 55 statements grouped under 4 components.
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How to cite this article:
Ramachari KV and Bheemappa A. Scale for measuring perception of stakeholders towards Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY). The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2022; 11(2S): 1289-1292.

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