European Online Journal of Natural and Social Sciences
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ISSN (Print) 1805-3602
Published by European Online Journal of Natural and Social Sciences [1 journal]
- Factors Affecting Sustainable Rice Farming:The Case of Rice Farmers in the
Mazandaran Province, Iran
Authors: Najmeh Daryaei, Kurosh Rezaei-Moghaddam, Cyrus Salmanzadeh
Abstract: In recent years, the production of high-yielding rice varieties in the Mazandaran province due to lack of attention in the environmental issues, has led to undesirable consequences. According to the key role of the farmers in the performanceof the sustainable agriculture principles, and the importance of their sustainability practices, the present study aimed to identify the factors affecting sustainability behavior of farmers regarding high-yielding rice varieties farming in the Mazandaran province. This study is based on survey method and statistical sample is selected 270 rice farmers of Amol, Babol and Sari counties in this province. Data were collected using questionnaire. The most important findings of the study shows that there is a positive and significant relationship between the managerial features, putting the value of the reference group opinions, sustainability attitudes, access to educational-extension and communicational factors, access to inputs and feasibility of sustainable agriculture methods, and farmers’ behavior regarding sustainability. Based on the results, feasibility of sustainable agriculture methods, access to educational-extensionand communicational factors, managerial features, putting the value of the reference group opinions and sustainability attitudes, explain 49% of sustainability behavior variations. Some recommendations have been provided based on the findings.
Issue No: Vol. 4 (2015)
- Emotional Intelligence as Predictor of Test Anxiety in Secondary Education
Authors: Ali Asgha Bayani
Abstract: This study examined the relationship between emotional intelligence and test anxiety in 335 secondary education students (154 boys, 181 girls). Their ages ranged from 14 to 17 (M= 15.85, SD=1.47). All respondents completed a questionnaire booklet containing two self-report measures: the Test Anxiety Inventory and the Emotional Intelligence Appraisal. Analysis confirmed a significant positive association between emotional intelligence and test anxiety. A significant negative correlation has been found between the scores on the Emotional Intelligence and the Test Anxiety.
Issue No: Vol. 4 (2015)