Developing a Scale to Measure the Trend in Millet Farming and Attitude of Farmers towards Millet Cultivation

P Jai Sridhar, P Parasuraman

Abstract


In the recent years concern for millets has been on the rise. Sources had shown that there is an existence of valid linkage between millets and poverty reduction. A study was designed to develop a scale to measure the current trend in millet farming and changing attitude of farmers towards millet cultivation. The study was conducted in Tiruvannamalai and Vellore Districts of Tamil Nadu. Twenty statements reflecting the changing trends towards millet farming were generated. Likert’s method was employed in the scale construction and the final scale comprising 10 statements was standardized.


Keywords


Millet farming; Scale construction; Likert’s method; Item analysis; Reliability; Validity; Tamil Nadu.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.26725/JEE.2019.1.31.6249-6254

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