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Journal:   ETHICS IN SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY   FALL 2011 , Volume 6 , Number 3; Page(s) 58 To 67.
 
Paper: 

MEASURMENT OF RURAL ENVIRONMENTAL ETHICS IN GOLESTAN PROVINCE OF IRAN

 
 
Author(s):  MAHBOOBI M.R.*, RAMEZANI N.
 
* DEPT. OF AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION AND EDUCATION, GORGAN UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES AND NATURAL RESOURCES, IRAN
 
Abstract: 

Background: Environmental problems producing the widely admitted global environmental crisis and science alone will not be sufficient to solve environmental problems. Existent evidences show that farmers have been characterized as people whose ties to the land have given them a deep awareness of natural cycles, appreciation for natural beauty and sense of responsibility as stewards.
Methods: This research is aimed measurement of rural environmental ethics in Ouzineh in Golestan province and is done through descriptive and survey method. The target populations in the study consist of 200 men and 55 women. Using simple random sampling procedure and Krejcie and Morgan table 131 men and 49 women were selected and interviewed using a questionnaire. The data resulted from this procedure was analysed using SPSS/WIN software.
Content and face validity of the instrument were obtained by the faculty members of Department of agricultural extension and education. The reliability analysis was conducted with completing 30 questionnaires and Cronbach’s alpha value was 0/84.
Results: The results obtained from analytic statistics indicated that there are significant relationships between independent variables namely number of educated family members, amount of listening to radio and watching TV, number of family members and number of animals (95%), rate of participation in educational classes and contact with extension agent (99%) and dependent variable namely environmental ethics.
Conclusion: The results of this study showed that rural men and women have a moral obligation to take care of environment. So this research suggests using environmental discussions in formal and non formal education for rural men and women and production of radio and TV programs and pay attention to participation of rural women to take care of environment programs.

 
Keyword(s): ENVIRONMENTAL ETHICS, FARMERS, GOLESTAN PROVINCE, IRAN
 
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