Safia N.E and Girija Devi.V
Krishi Vigyan Kendra’s provide skill training which aims at stimulating employment opportunities among women of various socio-economic levels and different age groups in areas related to home science and agricultural Sciences. The present study was conducted to assess the factors influencing entrepreneurial behavior of women who had undergone vocational training programmes from home science discipline. Regarding the dimensions of entrepreneurial behavior frequency of respondents was more in the high category for self-confidence, leadership, decision-making ability, innovation proneness, achievement motivation, management orientation, risk orientation, competition orientation and economic motivation. The study indicated that majority of the trainees possessed medium entrepreneurial behavior. A significant difference was noticed with the training groups of GKVK and NGO KVK. Correlation analysis revealed that except or age and occupation the other variables have positive association with the entrepreneurial behavior of the trainees. Educational status, annual income, mass media exposure and information seeking behavior were found to be positively significant and contributed to entrepreneurial behavior.
Keyword: Entrepreneurial behavior; Empowerment; Vocational training; Krishi Vigyan Kendra.