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:: Volume 20, Issue 4 (12-2018) ::
J Gorgan Univ Med Sci 2018, 20(4): 89-96 Back to browse issues page
Determination of attitude and knowledge in environmental behavior of citizens in Gorgan, northern Iran (2017)
Danial Bagheri1 , Reza Ali Mohseni * 2, Seyed Mohammad Sadegh Mahdavi3
1- Ph.D Candidate in Sociology, Babol Branch, Islamic Azad University, Babol, Iran. danielbagherii@gmail.com
2- Associate Professor in sociology, Central Tehran Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran , mohseni.net14@gmail.com
3- Professor in Sociology, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran
Abstract:   (6809 Views)
Background and Objective: Environmental hazards are one of the most important threats to human health. The dramatic increase in population and new lifestyles has led to a variety of environmental problems and outbreaks of illness. This study was conducted to determine the attitude and knowledge in environmental behavior of citizens of Gorgan city, north of Iran.
Methods: This descriptive-analytic study was carried out on 400 people (209 men and 191 women) in Gorgan citizens in northern Iran during 2017. A multi-stage sampling method was used to select the samples. The city of Gorgan was divided into 3 categories according to urban divisions, and the neighborhoods within the classes were considered as clusters. 40% of the neighborhoods were randomly assigned to each study. The instruments used for collecting data were demographic questionnaire and knowledge, attitude and environmental behavior questionnaires.
Results: The level of environmental attitudes and environmental knowledge of the citizens was poor and their Pro-environment behavior was highly valued. Persons with higher age, higher education and level of employment had better environmental behaviors (P<0.05). There was a significant and inverse relationship between environmental attitude and environmental behavior (P<0.05). Increasing
bio-environmental knowledge led to an increase in bio-environmental behavior (P<0.05).
Conclusion: The level of knowledge and environmental attitude of Gorgan citizens was weak and their pro-environmental behaviors were strong.
Keywords: Environment, Knowledge, Attitude, Behavior, Citizen, Gorgan, Iran
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