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Attitude of Beneficiary Farmers towards District Poverty Initiative Project (DPIP)- Scale Development

Himmat Kumar Jeenger, Gopal Sankhala and B.S. Meena

Abstract

A scale was developed to measure the attitude of the beneficiary farmers towards District Poverty Initiative Project (DPIP) based on Likert’s technique. A list of 51 statements indicating the positive or negative attitude was drafted suited to the area of study. The statements were edited in the light of the informal criteria suggested by Edwards, Thurstone and Chave and Edward and Kilpatrick. The score of each individual item on the scale was calculated by summing up the weights of the individual items. On the basis of total score, 25 percent of the subjects with the highest total score and also 25 percent of the subjects with lowest total scores were taken assuming that these groups provided criterion groups in terms of high and low evaluated by the individual statement. In order to find out the discriminating index for each item,‘t’ value was calculated using the formula and procedure given by Edwards. The scale so developed finally consisted of 19 statements (10 positive and 9 negative) whose‘t’ values were found to be significant at one percent level of probability

Keyword: Attitude; Beneficiary far

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