A Scale to Measure Attitude of Farmers towards Social Media Use in Agricultural Extension

Devesh Thakur, Mahesh Chander and Sushil Kumar Sinha

Abstract


A scale was developed to measure the attitude of social media using farmers towards use of social media in sharing
of agricultural information. Likert’s summated rating scale technique was followed for the construction of attitude
scale. A total of 41 statements were selected after obtaining relevance scores and given to 30 social media using
farmers of non sampled areas in Himachal Pradesh, India. The scale developed finally consisted of 16 statements
including 8 positive and 8 negative statements .The reliability and validity of the scale indicates its precision and
consistency of the results.

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