Development of a Scale to measure Family Farming Efficiency of Women Headed Households

Harshitha D. Kumar, Madhu Prasad V. L

Abstract


This study sought to develop a scale to measure the family farming efficiency of women-headed households. Likert, Edwards and Paul et al. method were employed to development of the scale. Six relevant dimensions and 154 statements were screened through literature review and discussions with experts. Statements were mailed to 130 judges in the agricultural extension & other related fields and 60 were received back. Further, the “Relevancy Percentage” “Relevancy weightage” and “Mean Relevancy Score” were worked out. The final scale comprising of six dimensions and 66 statements was standardized for administration. The scale developed was administered to 30 respondents in the non-sample area for measuring family farming efficiency. The results revealed that the reliability coefficient and validity of the scale appeared 0.8925 and 0.94 respectively, which is higher than the standard value (0.70).This certitude the reliability and validity of the developed scale. Thus, the scale can be useful explicitly to measure the family farming efficiency of Women Headed Households.


Keywords


Family Farming Efficiency; Women Headed Households; Reliability and Validity

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.33687/ijae.006.03.2598

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