Investigation Environmental Attitude values in Pro-Environmental Behavior of Sistan Region’s Farmers in Copping with Drought

Document Type : Research Paper


1 M. Sc. Student Department of Agricultural Extension and Education, College of Agriculture, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran.

2 Associate Professor Department of Agricultural Extension and Education, College of Agriculture, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran.

3 Assistant Professor , Department of Agricultural Extension and Education, College of Agriculture, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran.


Sistan is located in one of the warmest and driest regions of the world experienced severe drought exacerbation to the severity of the drought and behavior changes that occur in the environment. Thus, change in human behavior towards the naturalistic aspects is expected to avoid drought and environmental protection and it is undeniable that change requires an understanding of people's attitudes. This study aims at an investigation on environmental attitude values in pro-environmental behavior of farmers in Sistan in case of Copping with Drought. The methodology of this study is descriptive and causal-correlative that is conducted using survey technique as a research method. The statistical population include farmers in Sistan region (N =1453) total 400 farmers had been selected as a sample using stratified random sampling method. The research tool is questionnaire which its validity confirmed by a panel of agricultural extension and education specialists and its items reliability were confirmed using a pilot test and calculating Cronbach's alpha test (70≤ α ≤90). The results indicate that causal proposed model is capable of explaining 30 percent of the dependent variable changes. More farmers have been altruistic attitude and biosphere and personal norms have the most impact on pro-environmental behavior. Therefore, it is suggested to provide appropriate training in order to strengthen the attitudes, strengthen personal norms and pro-environmental behavior.


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