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Journal:   CO - OPERATION AND AGRICULTURE (TAAVON)   Spring 2015 , Volume 4 , Number 13 #p00519; Page(s) 99 To 118.
 
Paper: 

Role of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in Empowering the Rural Women Members of Production Cooperatives in Tehran Province

 
 
Author(s):  SHIRAFKAN A., MIRDAMADI S.M., LASHGARARA F.
 
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Abstract: 
The main purpose of this study was to investigate the role of information and communication technologies (ICTs (in empowering the members of production cooperatives rural women in Tehran Province. The research was a survey in the form of descriptive research (methodology was applied research based on the purpose and in terms of data collection was descriptive-correlation). The research population included all women members of rural production cooperatives in Tehran Province which had 835 members. According to Cochran formula, 146 people were selected by the use of simple random sampling with probability proportion. The main instrument was a questionnaire which its Cronbach's alpha coefficient estimated between 0. 79-. 95. Thus, according to research findings there were significant relationship in 99% level among factors such as availability, reliability, collaboration, familiarity with information and communication technology, and the age with empowering rural women members of production cooperatives in Tehran Province. The regression results indicated that familiarity with ICT and accessibility had positive role on the level of empowering rural women members of production cooperatives and these variables explained 55. 6 % of the variance of the dependent variable.
 
Keyword(s): Information and Communication Technologies,Empowerment,Cooperatives
 
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