A Scale to Measure Attitude of Extension professionals towards technology dissemination system of State Department of Agriculture (SDA)

Modem Ravikishore and B. Seema


The failure of the various extension delivery approaches in our country to effectively engineer significant and sustainable agricultural growth has become a major concern to all stakeholders, including the funding agencies and donor community. The midsts of these challenges extensionists are grappling with the question of how best to harness technology dissemination system of SDA (State Department of Agriculture) to benefit the farming community. There was no scale available to measure extension professionals’ attitude towards technology dissemination system of state department of agriculture. The present study was contemplated to develop and standardize the same. Out of 50 statements, 18 statements were retained on the final scale. The reliability and validity of the scale indicates its precision and consistency of the results. This scale can be used to measure extension professionals’ attitude beyond the study area with suitable modifications.

Keyword: Attitude scale; Technology dissemination; Likert’s summated rating; Item analysis; Reliability; Validity;

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