A Study on the Social Factors Influencing Scientific Papers Presentations among PhD Candidates at IAU of Babol

Document Type: Original Article


1 Department of Sociology, Babol Branch, Islamic Azad University, Babol, Iran

2 Department of Sociology, Ministry of Education, Amol, Iran


The purpose of the present paper was to pursue the social factors involving in scientific papers and also examine the impact of tendency of PhD candidates to participate in research projects, membership and activity of PhD candidate at conferences, the willingness in scientific collaboration of professors and researchers. The sample size consisted of 92 PhD candidates at Islamic Azad University (IAU) of Babol branch in 2016.  Furthermore, based on the present research findings, the regression effect indicated the independent variables had a significant effect on presenting scientific papers. Also the Chi-square test showed that there was no significant relationship among age, marital status, gender and presenting scientific paper. But there was significant relationship between the occupation and presentation of scientific papers. Finally, the active PhD candidates who prepared scientific paper among the age group of 26-36 years.


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