International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss


Leaders’ Commitment to Social Movement: A Study of JMM and AJSU of Mayurbhanj District in Orissa
Braja Mohan Otta

Commitment of leaders is instrumental in attaining the objectives of any social movement. An attempt has been made in the present study to measure the levels of commitment of leaders of the Jharkhand Movement in the district of Mayurbhanj, Orissa. One Community Development block from each of the four sub-divisions of the district of Mayurbhanj, Orissa was  based on the intensity of the movement. All the District and Block Level office bearers of two major organizations involved in the Jharkhand Movement i.e. Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) and the All Jharkhand Student’s Union (AJSU) were the respondents for the study. Four common characteristics of a committed leader i.e., Assurance, Risk taking, Commitment Generating Event and Level of participation were identified and measured based on operational definition of the concepts. Commitment scores were calculated. The results suggest that leaders of AJSU are more committed than the leaders of JMM and block level leaders have more commitment than the distrt level leaders.

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