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A STUDY OF MAKING INFORMAL GROUPS

INTO ENTREPRENEURS AND LEADERS


by
Research Scholar - Kulvir Singh

1. Introduction – The study pertains to understand the nuances of


informal groups making into successful Entrepreneurs and Leaders. The
data collected is required for research work to be used for department of
School of Management & Commerce in PhD work. Your participation is
requested which is purely voluntary. All the information given below by
you will be kept confidential and your individual name will not be
associated with any research findings however, the complete data
collected will be used for arriving at an inference of the study.

2. The entire questionnaire is divided into six sections from Section A


to F. The instructions required to be followed while filling the
questionnaire is given at the beginning of each section.

SECTION - A

SOCIO-ECONOMIC BACKGROUND (Please Tick)

1. What is your age group?

a) Below-20 b) 21 to 40 c) 41 to 60 d) 60 and above

2. To which category do you belong?

a) General b) S.C. c) S.T. d) OBC

3. What is your education qualification?

a) 10th and below b) 10+2/Higher Secondary c) Graduate d) Post Graduation &


above

4. What is your marital status?

a) Married b) Unmarried (c) Single mother (d) Divorce (e) Widow

5. From which type of family do you belong?

a) Joint b) Nuclear

6. How much persons are dependent?

a) 1 b) 2 c) 3 d) 4 and above
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7. What is your monthly income?

a) Upto 1000 b) 1000 to 2500 c) 2500-5000 d) 5000 & above

8. Since when have you joined the Informal Group?

a) 1 year b) 1 to 3 years c) 3 to 6 years d) 6 years and above

9. Do you attend meeting of Gram Sabha?

a) Yes b) No

10. What is your group size?

a) Above 50 b) 50 to 30 c) 30 to 10 d) Below 10

SECTION- B

PARTICIPATION IN INFORMAL GROUPS AND ITS IMPACT ON SOCIAL


ADVANCEMENT (Please Tick)

11. What was your motive behind joining Informal Groups?

a) Social Security b) Financial c) Collective Help d) Any other

12. Who persuaded you to join Informal Group?

a) Self b) Family members c) Friends & Relatives d) Any others

13. Who introduced you to Informal Group?

a) Self b) Family members c) Friends & Relatives d) Any others

14. What are the problems faced by you while doing work in Informal Group?

a) Domestic Work b) Occupation pressure c) Constraints from family members d)


Any other problems
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SECTION – C

PARTICIPATION IN INFORMAL GROUPS AND ITS IMPACT ON SOCIAL AND


ECONOMICEMPOWERMENT (Please Tick)

15. What is the impact of Informal Group loan on your employment status?

a) Unemployment to self employment b) Wage employment to self employment


c) Expansion in employmentd) No change in employment position

16. After being associated with Informal Group you have started takingfinancial
decisions in your family.

a) To large extent b) To some extent c) Occasionally d) Not at all

17. What are benefits you feel being member of Informal Group?

a) Social b) Financialc) Domestic d) All of the above

18. Who facilitated you to perceive benefit from Informal Group?

a) Self Help Group Leader b) Self Help Group Memberc) Official d) Any other

19. Informal Group helped you in improving which skills.

a) Communicating skill b) Management Skill c) Confidence Level d) All of the above

SECTION – D

PARTICIPATION IN INFORMAL GROUPS AND ITS IMPACT ON AWARENESS


OF VARIOUS AMENITIES (Please Tick)

20. Through participation in Informal Groups your awareness on which of the


following areas have been enhanced

a) Political b) Social c) Administration d) All of the above

21. Are you aware about the location of following amenities in your areas?

a) Post Office Yes/No


b) Police Station Yes/No
c) Primary Health Centre Yes/No
d) Private Hospital Yes/No
e) Block Headquarter Yes/No
f) Bank Yes/No
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SECTION –E

MOTIVATIONAL FACTORS
22. Below are given motivational factors for joining informal groups. Rank them on
the scale of 1=Strongly Disagree, 2=Disagree, 3=Neutral, 4=Agree, 5=Strongly
Agree

Statements SD D N A SA
For savings
Due to financial problems
For social security
Employment generation
Increased social status

SECTION- F

CONSTRAINTS ON JOINING INFORMAL GROUPS


23. Below are given constraints for joining informal groups. Rank them on the scale
of 1=Strongly Disagree, 2=Disagree, 3=Neutral, 4=Agree, 5=Strongly Agree

Statements SD D N A SA
Lack of education
Lack of training
Lack of freedom to take decision
Lack of child care facilities 
Lack of skills 
Inadequacy of capital 
Lack of group cooperation 
Difference of opinion 
Lack of social mobility because of restrictions of
the family 
Cast system in the village 
Family restriction
Doubts regarding capacity
Ego problems
Loans are not sufficient
Income derived is too little
SECTION- G 

G) NURTURING LEADERSHIP AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP QUALITIES IN


INFORMAL GROUPS
 
24. Below are given leadership and entrepreneurship qualities that nurture in
informal groups. Rank them on the scale of 1=Strongly Disagree, 2=Disagree,
3=Neutral, 4=Agree, 5=Strongly Agree

Statements SD D N A SA
After joining informal groups, you are able to
delegate duties.
After joining informal groups, your communication
skills have increased.
After joining informal group, you know how to take
work from people.
After joining informal group, you are now self
reliant.
After joining informal group, you can easily guide
people for seed finance for innovative ideas.
Your confident has increased after joining informal
groups.
After joining informal group, you are able to
express needs and wants of your area.
After joining informal groups, are you able to
innovate product, process or systems.

Signature___________

Dt :- Name _____________
Address ___________
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