Social Factors Affecting on Sustainable Gas Consumption (Household Subscribers of Mazandaran Province)

نوع مقاله : مقاله پژوهشی

نویسندگان

1 دانشجوی دکتری جامعه‌شناسی مسائل اجتماعی ایران، دانشکده علوم انسانی و اجتماعی، دانشگاه مازندران

2 دانشیار جامعه‌شناسی محیط‌زیست، گروه علوم اجتماعی، دانشکده علوم انسانی و اجتماعی، دانشگاه مازندران

3 دانشیار جامعه‌شناسی مسائل اجتماعی ایران، گروه علوم اجتماعی، دانشکده علوم انسانی و اجتماعی، دانشگاه مازندران

4 کارشناس ارشد مهندسی شیمی، مشاور صنعتی پروژه شرکت گاز استان مازندران

10.30473/ee.2020.6919

چکیده

Purpose of this study was to investigate the sustainability of domestic gas consumption and identify the social factors that affect it. Three questions were asked in this study. 1) How stable is the gas consumption practice at home? 2) What are the elements that affect gas consumption as a sustainable practice?3) What solutions can be offered to increase gas consumption sustainability? After reviewing the research literature and the concepts of sustainable development and sustainable consumption, two categories of factors were identified as predictors of sustainable gas consumption changes. The research strategy is deductive and the explanation was used to investigate the research problem. The approach of this study was quantitative, and the survey method was used for measurement. The data collection tool is questionnaire. Structural validity, face validity and Cronbach's alpha were used to assess the validity and reliability. The statistical population consisted of household subscribers in Mazandaran province. Using systematic random cluster sampling method, 430 individuals were selected as the statistical sample. The findings of the study showed that the level of sustainability of gas consumption by household subscribers was at an average level. After exploratory factor analysis, three dimensions were considered for sustainable gas consumption. Findings showed that and after-sales support and pro-norms had the greatest impact on the dimension of consumer safety. Environmental values and knowledge of gas consumption have the most impact on the dimension of  consumer  awareness, pro-norms, Environmental values and pre-norms had greatest effects on responsible consumption.

کلیدواژه‌ها


عنوان مقاله [English]

Social Factors Affecting on Sustainable Gas Consumption (Household Subscribers of Mazandaran Province)

نویسندگان [English]

  • Zahra Pazokinejad 1
  • Sadegh Salehi 2
  • Ali Asghar Firouzjaeyan 3
  • Assgari Hossaini 4
1 Ph.D. Student of Sociology of Social Issues of Iran, Mazandaran University
2 Associate Professor of Environmental Sociology, University of Mazandaran
3 Associate Professor of Sociology of Social Issues of Iran, University of Mazandaran
4 Industrial Consultant of Mazandaran Province Gas Production and Distribution Company
چکیده [English]

Purpose of this study was to investigate the sustainability of domestic gas consumption and identify the social factors that affect it. Three questions were asked in this study. 1) How stable is the gas consumption practice at home? 2) What are the elements that affect gas consumption as a sustainable practice?3) What solutions can be offered to increase gas consumption sustainability? After reviewing the research literature and the concepts of sustainable development and sustainable consumption, two categories of factors were identified as predictors of sustainable gas consumption changes. The research strategy is deductive and the explanation was used to investigate the research problem. The approach of this study was quantitative, and the survey method was used for measurement. The data collection tool is a questionnaire. Structural validity, face validity and Cronbach's alpha were used to assess the validity and reliability. The statistical population consisted of household subscribers in Mazandaran province. Using a systematic random cluster sampling method, 430 individuals were selected as the statistical sample. The findings of the study showed that the level of sustainability of gas consumption by household subscribers was at an average level. After exploratory factor analysis, three dimensions were considered for sustainable gas consumption. Findings showed that and after-sales support and pro-norms had the greatest impact on the dimension of consumer safety. Environmental values and knowledge of gas consumption have the most impact on the dimension of  consumer  awareness, pro-norms, Environmental values and pre-norms had greatest effects on responsible consumption.

کلیدواژه‌ها [English]

  • Sustainable gas consumption
  • Environmental values
  • Knowledge of gas consumption
  • Support after-sales
  • consumers
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