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2023, Vol. 3, Issue 1, Part A

Socio-psychological and communication variables contributing to the knowledge level of backyard poultry farmers: A principal component analysis


Author(s): Vidya Kumar Jagalur, Manjula N and Anilkumar GK

Abstract: In India, backyard poultry farming is a traditional system of keeping birds in backyard and is being practiced in rural and semi urban areas. The study was conducted in Dharwad and Belgaum districts of Northern Karnataka during 2021-2022. The study objective was to determine the factor loadings of independent variables and their contribution to the variation in knowledge level of backyard poultry farmers about poultry management practices, by applying principal compound analysis. A total of 120 backyard poultry farmers was selected for the study. Personal interview method was employed to collect the data. The results revealed that the first and second component together explained the variation to the extent of 35.89 percent. While, all the four components together explained 58.01 percent of variation. The factor analysis studied had resulted the eigen values of the four principal components as 2.51, 2.14, 1.58 and 1.29 respectively.

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How to cite this article:
Vidya Kumar Jagalur, Manjula N, Anilkumar GK. Socio-psychological and communication variables contributing to the knowledge level of backyard poultry farmers: A principal component analysis. South Asian J Agric Sci 2023;3(1):30-36.
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