A sociological study of the influential factors in environmental behaviors

Document Type : Brief Communication


Department of Social Science, Ayatollah Borujerdi University, Borujerd, Iran


Recently, environmental crises have become important challenges for humans. Many scientists have made efforts to reduce or prevent these crises by technological solutions. However, some researchers have emphasized on the necessity of new interactions between human and nature and the need for a new environmental culture. The present study aimed to assess the environmental culture and its influential factors in the citizens of Noor Abad in Delfan, Iran. The participants were selected randomly, and 385 questionnaires were completed. Data analysis was performed in SPSS version 24. The correlation between environmental awareness and environmental behaviors was 0.524, while it was estimated at 0.542 for individualism, 0.573 for social capital, 0.533 for social norms, 0.642 for life satisfaction, and 0.750 for the general influential factors. These values were considered significant at 0.99. In addition, the positive correlation indicated that higher values of the influential factors enhanced environmental behaviors.


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