19-Title: Psychological attributes of common interest group members involved in dairy farming in Gujarat
Authors: AS Sheikh, DM Chaudhary, SS Chaudhari, DV Parmar and Amit Kumar
Source: Ruminant Science (2014)-3(1):87-92.
How to cite this manuscript: Sheikh AS, Chaudhary DM, Chaudhari SS, Parmar DV and Kumar Amit (2014). Psychological attributes of common interest group members involved in dairy farming in Gujarat. Ruminant Science 3(1):87-92.
Present study on social participation and psychological assessment of common interest group (CIG) members involved in dairy farming was conducted in three district of Gujarat state. Eighteen CIGs which are working on dairy farming were selected and 300 members of selected CIGs were taken as respondents. The information was collected by using structured interview schedule and observation. Social attributes like social participation, extension contacts and mass media contact of CIG members plays an important role among the members of society to gain knowledge and information. The results showed that, majority of respondents (58.67%) were not having any organizational membership. A large proportion of respondents had medium level of extension contact (68.00%) and mass media exposure (73.66%). The study shows that majority (78.67%) of members had medium level of aspiration, 52.00 per cent of CIGs have high self esteem with respect to success and worthiness. The result indicates that majority of respondents (78.67%) fell in medium category of knowledge level about breeding, feeding, health care, management and fodder production followed by 8.67 per cent and 12.66 per cent in low and high knowledge level categories, respectively. The majority of members (69.33%) had favorable attitude and 24.67 per cent members had unfavorable attitude towards SDFPs.
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