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Training Instruments in HRD and OD  is an outcome of Dr Udai Pareek’s rich worldwide experience of more than 50 years with diverse organisations, HRD professionals, researchers, students and trainers. It contains a repertoire of psychological tests, questionnaires, self-evaluation tests, projective techniques and other instruments that have been used by organisations in different countries, including the Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, Ireland, Canada and USA. The experience from diverse users have widened the scope and application of these instruments with minor adaptations for different cultural settings. The book is an outcome of Dr Udai Pareek's rich worldwide experience of more than 50 years with diverse organisations, HRD professionals, researchers, students, and trainers. This enhanced fourth edition includes: • A range of instruments for building team effectiveness in organisations. • Added information on ‘reliability and validity’ in several instruments. Celebrating its vast readership for over two decades, the book caters to Indian HRD professionals, trainers, consultants and researchers.

Values: Opinion Survey*
Values: Opinion survey*
20.1 The Instrument and its Administration

Opinion survey measures farmers’ value orientation, consisting of four aspects—conservatism–liberalism (C–L), fatalism–scientism (F–S), authoritarianism–non-authoritarianism (A–N) and cosmopoliteness–localiteness (C–L). It contains 24 items, six for each aspect. A respondent is required to respond to each item on a 4-point scale of agreement. The items are in random order. After administration of the inventory, the scores obtained by an individual on the different items on each of the four scales are totalled.

Farmers are usually interviewed during their leisure time when they are willing to cooperate. If they can read and write, they may be administered the instrument in a group. After establishing a rapport with them for the interview, a respondent is asked to respond to ...

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