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Journal:   CO - OPERATION AND AGRICULTURE (TAAVON)   summer 2016 , Volume 5 , Number 18 ; Page(s) 107 To 132.

A Factor Analysis Regarding the Barriers of Agricultural Production Cooperatives from Self-reported Value of Members in Bukan Township

Author(s):  RASOULIAZAR S.*, Kivanifar s., Rashiedpour l.
* Department of Agricultural Management, Mahabad Azad University, Mahabad, Iran
The aim of this study was to analyze the factors regarding barriers of Agricultural Production Cooperatives from viewpoints of their members in the Bukan Township. The methodology used in this research was survey which included the use of correlation and descriptive analysis as data processing methods. Content and face validity were established by a panel of experts consisting of faculty members and experts in the agriculture sector. The average of Cronbach’ s Alpha coefficient was 0. 94, which demonstrated that the questionnaire was highly reliable. The research population included farmers who member of agricultural production cooperatives in the city of Bukan in the West Azerbaijan Provinces (N = 1200). By using a Cochran formula, sample size was determined at 133. Exploratory factor analysis was used, to determine barriers factors in formation agricultural production cooperatives. By the use of exploratory factor analysis barriers of agricultural production cooperatives operating in the Bukan Township under five factors were identified. These factors were social obstacles, financial obstacles, administrative obstacles, educational obstacles and infrastructural obstacles. These five factors explained a total of 69% of the variance of barriers of Agricultural Production Cooperatives from perception of members in the Bukan Township.
Keyword(s): Barriers,Factor Analysis,Agricultural Production Cooperatives,Members,Bukan Township
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