PERCEPTION OF EMPOWERMENT BY THE MEMBERS OF WOMEN SELF - HELP GROUPS IN GOAT FARMING*

Article Id: ARCC2653 | Page : 181 - 185
Citation :- PERCEPTION OF EMPOWERMENT BY THE MEMBERS OF WOMEN SELF - HELP GROUPS IN GOAT FARMING*.Asian Journal Of Dairy and Food Research.2008.(27):181 - 185
V. Kavitha and R.S. Jiji**
Address : College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Kerala Agricultural University, Mannuthy, Thrissur, Kerala - 680 651, India

Abstract

This is a study on the perception of empowerment by the members of women SHGs in goat farming, operating under Kudumbashree, in Thrissur district, Kerala. The study analysed members’ perception of empowerment through participation in women SHGs. Among 300 members engaged in goat farming for at least one year, 150 were selected through proportionate stratified random sampling. The data were collected through structured questionnaire and interview. Majority of the respondents (61.33 per cent) had medium level of empowerment followed by 23.34 per cent and 15.33 per cent as high and low levels of empowerment respectively. As for members’ perception of empowerment, domain of psychological empowerment scored first with a mean score of 1.93 followed by social empowerment (1.92), economic empowerment (1.91) and informational and technological empowerment (1.86). Empowerment perception had significant negative correlation with knowledge of goat farming and herd size of goats. Perception of empowerment of respondents having previous training exposure was higher than those with no training exposure. Also, perception of empowerment of illiterates was higher than that of literate members.

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