Device to Measure Extension Education Orientation of Postgraduate Scholars

Naveenkumar, G and Chauhan, N.B.


Extension Education orientations defined as the degree of willingness to accept profession of academician or
trainer to develop different types of extension human resources needed to work as an extension workforce. Extension
education is the fundamental academic activity to be undertaken in extension to develop necessary human resources
to work as extension educationists, extension workers, extension service provider and extension trainer. Till today
there was no any tool to measure the orientation of Postgraduate scholars towards Extension education. Keeping
this in view a standardized scale has been developed to measure the orientation of the postgraduate scholars
towards extension education as one of the important components of extension. A summated (likert) rating scale was
been developed. The process started with identifying the dimension, collection of items followed by relevancy and
item analysis and checking the reliability and validity for precision and consistency of the results. A total of 22
statements were framed in which finally 10 statements were finally retained which has practical applicability in
measuring the attitude of postgraduate scholars towards extension education. The scale contains total ten statements,
out of which five are positive and five are negative. The scale developed was found well reliable.


Extension education; Willingness; Academician; Extension trainer

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