Parameters Influencing Attitude of Doctoral Students towards Research


  • Spanditha Muppidi Kerala Agricultural University
  • Allan Thomas Associate professor and Head



Level of attitude; Doctoral students; Questionnaires; Independent variables; Kerala


Researcher's attitude towards research is important while undertaking research for positiveoutcomes. So, this study was conducted to determine the level of attitude of doctoral students by exploring its determinants and comparing them with attitude. College of Agriculture, Vellayani,  Kerala was selected for the study where 50 doctoral students were selected randomly and administered with validated questionnaires. Statistical tools like frequency, percentage, mean, standard deviation and Pearson correlation coefficient were used. It was found that almost 90 per cent of students had favourable attitude towards research. There was significant relationship between independent variables like information seeking skill, methodology skill, problem solving skill, literature availability, research material availability, research work environment, non-advisory committee members support and attitude of students towards their research.

Author Biographies

Spanditha Muppidi, Kerala Agricultural University

Department of Agricultural Extension, College of Agriculture, Vellayani, Thiruvananthapuram- 695522

Allan Thomas, Associate professor and Head

Communication centre, Kerala Agrciutlural University, Mannuthy, Thrissur


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How to Cite

Muppidi, S., & Thomas, A. . (2023). Parameters Influencing Attitude of Doctoral Students towards Research. Journal of Extension Education, 33(4), 6683–6690.

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