Document Type : Original Research Paper
Industrial and technological development of Societies and changing land use patterns and mismanagement in harnessing more of the nature, caused to vulnerability of lifecycle, plant and animal organisms and natural landscapes and so formation of sustainable society is in trouble. In this regard, environmental sociology relying on the ecological interpretation is to investigate the environmental problems with using sociological knowledge. Therefore, the new concept of ecological Citizenship is formed that focused on the functionality and responsibility and cultural capital is an important factor in improving citizens' responsibility. In this study, the relationship of ecological citizenship and cultural capital is investigated using the survey method. The survey instrument was a questionnaire that utilizes foreign research using exploratory factor analysis of its components have been identified and localization. The Population study is, citizens over 15 years in Tabriz are 670 of them using multi-stage cluster sample and sampling method were selected. The findings show that, ecological citizenship with the 78.57% is relatively good. However, the cultural capital with 52.97% has been somewhat low. Pearson correlation test shows that there is a significant and positive correlation between cultural capital and its dimensions (except Institutionalized dimension) with ecological citizenship. Regression test results show that the three dimensions of cultural capital, could explain 7.4% of the variance of ecological citizenship.
The industrial and technological development of societies, a change in land use patterns and mismanagement in harnessing natural resources have resulted in vulnerability of lifecycle, plant and animal organisms, and natural landscapes. In this regard, environmental sociology, relying on an ecological interpretation, sets out to investigate environmental issues through the use of sociological knowledge. Therefore, a new concept of ecological citizenship has taken shape, focusing on the functionality, responsibility and cultural capital as important factors in promoting citizen responsibility. This survey investigates the relationship between ecological citizenship and cultural capital. The data collection instrument was a questionnaire developed on the basis of foreign studies, with its components identified and localized through exploratory factor analysis. The study population consisted of citizens of Tabriz over the age of 15, out of which 670 were selected using multi-stage cluster sample. The findings reveal that ecological citizenship 78.57% was relatively good. However, cultural capital at 52.97% was relatively low. The results of Pearson correlation proved a significant and positive correlation between cultural capital and its dimensions (except for the institution dimension) with ecological citizenship. Regression test results show that the three dimensions of cultural capital can account for the 7.4% in the variance of ecological citizenship.
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