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International Journal of Environment Science and Technology
Center for Environment and Energy Research and Studies (CEERS)
ISSN: 1735-1472
EISSN: 1735-2630
Vol. 10, No. 1, 2013, pp. 191-198
Bioline Code: st13021
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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International Journal of Environment Science and Technology, Vol. 10, No. 1, 2013, pp. 191-198

 en Influences of rural industries on sustainable social and environmental developments
Navabakhsh, M. & Tamiz, R.

Abstract

This article is a case study among the owners of cheese-making industry in Lighvan Village of Tabriz City, located in the northwestern part of Iran in Azerbaijan Province, dealing with the effect of rural industry and socio-cultural indices influencing sustainable environmental development. The results were based on two different studies. The volume of the sample denotes the volume of the statistical population (N = 150). The present survey was conducted by means of some questionnaires and interviews during spring 2011. The results of testing the hypothesis as well as the correlation indicated: (a) significant correlation between the rates of empathy and rural environment sustainable development; (b) significant correlation between the rate of innovation and rural environment sustainable development; (c) significant correlation between the rate of providence and rural environment sustainable development; (d) significant correlation between the rates of social trust and rural environment sustainable development; (e) significant negative correlation between the rate of fatalism and rural environment sustainable development; (f) significant negative correlation between the rate of nepotism and rural sustainable environmental development; (g) significant correlation between rural industry and sustainable environmental development; and (h) significant correlation between rural industry and socio-cultural indices.

Keywords
Rural society and environment; Rural industry; Sustainable development; Empathy; Fatalism; Nepotism; Localism

 
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