A Scale to Measure the Perception of Graduates towards Student READY Programme

P. Vaishnavi *

Department of Agricultural Extension, School of Agricultural Sciences, Dhanalakshmi Srinivasan University, Samayapuram – 621112, India.

D. A. Nithya Shree

Department of Agricultural Extension Education, College of Agriculture, University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad – 580005, India.

Sunil V. Halakatti

Department of Agricultural Extension Education, College of Agriculture, University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad – 580005, India.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

A scale was developed to measure the perception of graduates towards Student READY Programme (SRP). The Likert’s summated rating scale was followed in the construction of scale. Based on the review of literature and discussion with the expert’s, 49 statements were enlisted. The relevancy rating were sent to 160 scientists and extension specialists working in research institutes of Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) and State Agricultural University (SAU) for critical evaluation of statements on a 5 point continuum. Out of 160 judges 66 responded within a period of one month. Based on their judgment 40 statements were isolated in the first stage of screening by finding the relevancy weightage scores. Statements having relevancy weightage of more than 0.70, relevancy percentage of more than 70 per cent and mean relevancy score of more than 3.70 were considered for final selection. By this process, 32 statements were isolated in the first stage of screening, which were suitably modified and rewritten wherever applicable. Eight statements were added as per the comments of experts. Thus finally 40 statements were selected for item analysis. In item analysis the selected statements were administered to 80 agriculture graduates of non-sample area of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. Finally a total of 28 statements were selected for the study based on ‘t’ values (> 1.75) resulted from the item analysis and were included in the final scale. The ‘r’ value of the scale was found to be 0.922, which was highly significant at one per cent level indicating the high reliability of the scale. Hence, the scale developed was found to be reliable and valid. The instrument developed to measure the perception of graduates towards Student READY Programme (SRP) can be used by the researchers.

Keywords: Agriculture, graduates, perception, scale construction and student READY programme, dairy technology


How to Cite

Vaishnavi, P., D. A. Nithya Shree, and Sunil V. Halakatti. 2024. “A Scale to Measure the Perception of Graduates towards Student READY Programme”. Asian Journal of Agricultural Extension, Economics & Sociology 42 (6):96-104. https://doi.org/10.9734/ajaees/2024/v42i62467.

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