Scale to Measure the Attitude of Fish Farmers towards the APART Project in Assam


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Authors

  • Parag Saikia Saikia Subject matter Specialist Fisheries Science, Krishi Vigyan Kendra Kamrup https://orcid.org/0009-0007-3110-0089
  • Dipak Kumar Sarma Professor, College of fisheries science, AAU Raha
  • Rituparna Saikia Subject matter Specialist Soil Science, Krishi Vigyan Kendra Kamrup
  • Pabitra Kumar Saharia College of fisheries science, AAU Raha
  • Manashi Hazarika College of agriculture, AAU Dhubri
  • S M Hussain KVK, East Siang
  • Kaustabh Bhagawati College of fisheries science, AAU Raha
  • Raktim Sarmah College of fisheries science, AAU Raha
  • Dhiren Nath College of fisheries science, AAU Raha
  • Madhusmita Deka KVK Kamrup

https://doi.org/10.48165/IJEE.2024.602RT2

Keywords:

APART, Attitude, fish farmers, Reliability, Scale product method

Abstract

A scale was constructed and standardized to measure the attitude of fish farmers towards scientific technologies demonstrated by “Assam Agribusiness and Rural Transformation Project (APART)” from May 2021 to September 2022 in APART-fishery operated districts of Assam using the ‘Scale Product Method’. . Sixty-five  (65) experts responded unbiased to the 50 attitude statements related to recommended technologies of fish farming by the project. On the basis of scale values and Q values, only 28 statements were incorporated in the final attitude scale. When administered in a non-sample area, the reliability coefficient of the whole test was 0.90 using Rulon's formula. Moreover, when the constructed attitude scale was administered among 180 APART beneficiaries during July, 2022 to Sept, 2022, majority i.e. 87.22% of the respondents had most favourable attitude towards technologies demonstrated by APART project which is depicts the impact of the development programme. This attitude scale can be applied practically for measuring the attitude of fish farmers under similar programmes which will aid policy-makers in right decision -making.

Author Biography

  • Parag Saikia Saikia, Subject matter Specialist Fisheries Science, Krishi Vigyan Kendra Kamrup

    Subject matter Specialist Fisheries Science, Krishi Vigyan Kendra Kamrup

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07.03.2024

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Scale to Measure the Attitude of Fish Farmers towards the APART Project in Assam. (2024). Indian Journal of Extension Education, 60(2), 89-94. https://doi.org/10.48165/IJEE.2024.602RT2
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