Analyzing the ecological behaviour of women in Ahwaz city

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Analyzing the ecological behaviour of women in Ahwaz city

Azadeh N. Noorivandi, Ahmad Reza Ommani
J. Bio. Env. Sci.5( 5), 215-220, November 2014.
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Abstract

The purpose of research was analyzing the ecological behaviour of women in Ahwaz city. Ecological behaviour is actions which contribute towards environmental preservation and/or conservation. The research has conducted using a surveying method. The data collection tool was a structured questionnaire. Sample size based on Cochran equation, was 120 people. Based on the results the women are not well-performance of the ecological behaviour on their activities. This result revealed that the item located on first rank (To wash the vegetables, I am using detergent ” (M=3, sd=0.79)) had moderate level. Majority of women had not well-performance of the ecological behaviour (n=44, 36.67%). Also Findings showed that the majority of the studied persons (37.5 percent) believed that the effect of individual and psychological factors on the ecological behaviour is moderate and 29.17 and 52.8 percent respectively believed that the effect of social and cultural-educational factors on the ecological behaviour is much. Based on regression environmental attitude (x1) has the highest effect on the ecological behaviour. Cultural and educational factor (x2) was the second variable entered in the equation meaning that this variable has the suitable effect on the ecological behaviour. At the third stage, variable of social factor (x3) was entered in the equation. The correlation coefficient and the adjusted coefficient of determination were R=0.765 and R2=0.585, respectively. Based on the findings, these variables have explained 58.5% of the dependent variable’s changes.

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