Analysis of Social Development in the Rural Areas of Sistan Province with an Emphasis on Quranic Indicators

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Associate Prof, in Geography and Rural Planning, Department of Geoghraphy, Faculty of Literature and Humanities, University of Zabol, Zabol, Iran.

2 Msc , in Geography and Rural Planning, Department of Geoghraphy, Faculty of Literature and Humanities, University of Zabol, Zabol, Iran


The purpose of this study is to extract social indicators derived from the Quran and social development of villages. The population of the study consists of rural areas of Sistan province. The sample size was calculated using a formula based on Cochran Sharp. Forty villages were selected, and the sample size was 381 families. The research method is analytical-descriptive based on studies conducted through questionnaires and interviews. Kruskal-Wallis test and ordinal regression were used to test the study hypothesis.
Kruskal-Wallis test results showed a significance level (Sig) of less than 01.0 percent for the villages of Sistan region. There were a total of 33 social indicators, including indicators of "health" with a mean of 4.56, "good family" ranking second with an average of 4.54, and "Jihad in the path of God" ranking third with an average of 4.51.
The evaluations showed that social development is a prerequisite for the development of other aspects such as political and economic development. It is, in practice, the experience of many countries that a lack of social indicators prevents favorable development in other dimensions.


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