Factors influencing on forests development viewpoint of experts natural resource in Iran

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Factors influencing on forests development viewpoint of experts natural resource in Iran

Gholamreza Dinpanah, Sepideh Gholizadeh
J. Bio. Env. Sci.6( 2), 343-349, February 2015.
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The purpose of this study was to determine effect of factors on forests development in Iran. The research population consisted of 471 experts in natural resources organization, which were selected using sampling method (n=220). The methodological approach of this study was descriptive-correlative. Validity of the instrument was established by a panel of experts consisting of senior faculty members and research committee advisors. Reliability analysis was conducted by using Cronbach alpha formula and result was 0.95. The results showed that 33.6, 41.4 and 25 percent of experts expressed that situation of forests development in Iran were weak, moderate and good respectively. Also the results of the multiple regression analysis (stepwise method) revealed that educational and management factors explained a variation of 16.1 percent of forests development.


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