Construction of a scale to measure the attitude of farmers towards Blackgram cultivation
M Uday Bhaskar, PV Sathya Gopal, V Sailaja, Y Reddi Ramu and P Lavanya Kumari
Attitude refers as the degree of positive or negative effect associated with some psychological object (Thurstone, 1946). Attitude exhibits a pivotal role in influencing one’s behaviour towards any psychological object. In the present study, attitude of the farmers towards blackgram cultivation was operationalised as the psychological disposition of the farmers about blackgram cultivation in varying degrees of favourableness or unfavourableness. For this a tentative list of 60 statements were collected from different sources of information. After editing of these 60 statements by using various informal criteria 40 statements were retained. 32 statements out of 46 were selected through relevancy testing. Out of 32 statements, 18 statements (9 positive and 9 negative) with t value more than 1.75 were selected for final attitude scale. It is tacit that this scale with suitable modifications could be used in further studies for determining the attitude of farmers towards blackgram cultivation.
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M Uday Bhaskar, PV Sathya Gopal, V Sailaja, Y Reddi Ramu and P Lavanya Kumari. Construction of a scale to measure the attitude of farmers towards Blackgram cultivation. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2023; 12(7S): 1268-1272.