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Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (2015)

Role performance of tribal women in farm and home management an exploratory study

Sujeetha T.N.

Titre : Role performance of tribal women in farm and home management an exploratory study

Auteur : Sujeetha T.N.

Université de soutenance : Tamil Nadu Agricultural University

Grade : Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Agricultural Extension 2015

Résumé partiel
The study entitled “Role Performance of Tribal Women in Farm and Home Management – An Exploratory Study” aimed to study the role performance of tribal women in farm and home management. An attitude scale was developed to measure the psychological disposition of tribal women towards commercial horticulture. This study also focused on identifying the associating and contributing variables towards the role performance of tribal women in farm and home management and attitude of tribal women towards commercial horticulture. Besides, the constraints perceived by the respondents and suggestions offered by them were studied. Finally, a prescriptive model on empowering tribal women for promoting effective role performance in farm and home was proposed. The study was conducted in the Nilgiris district of Tamil Nadu. Kotagiri and Udhagamandalam blocks were selected. Of these, four revenue villages from Kotagiri block and two revenue villages from Udhagamandalam block were further selected. A sample of 60 tribal women from each tribal community has selected. Random sampling method was adopted in selection of the respondents. Thus, the total sample size is 180. In addition to it, 30 tribal husbands were selected 10 from each community to study the perception on role perception of tribal women in farm and home management. Thus, totally 210 respondents were considered for the study. The data was collected using a well structured and pre-tested interview schedule for each category of respondents. The data were analyzed by using appropriate statistical tools and the significant findings are given here under. More than half (53.33%) of the respondents were found in middle aged group. Nearly half (27.78%) of the tribal women were observed to be functionally literate. Farming and business status of occupation existed more (38.89%) among the tribal farm women. Nearly half (46.67%) of the tribal women were found to operate medium size farms. Majority (56.67%) of the tribal women had five to ten years of farming experience. Half of the respondents (51.12%) had low levels of the livestock possessed. Most of the tribal women were observed to earn an income range of Rs. 19,500 to Rs. 24,500. Medium (68.89%) level of risk orientation was observed more among the tribal women. Half (53.33%) of the tribal women had high levels of self reliance. Among the tribal women, nearly half of the respondents (45.00%) had high level of innovativeness.

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