Presentation of the Development Pattern for Cultural Centers Studied on Youth Educational Centers in Mazandaran Province

Document Type: Original Article


1 Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Cultural Management, United Emirates Branch, Islamic Azad University, United Emirate

2 Assistant Professor, Department of planning Management, North University Amol, Mazandaran, Iran


The purpose of this study was to determine the constitution of the development model for cultural centers studied in Mazandaran Province. The basic elements of the eight developmental patterns for youth cultural centers in Mazandaran province which include religion, employment, national education, research, health, technology and communication show that the fundamental components of eight development models for youth cultural centers in Mazandaran. This is also an important question of the literature and cultural pattern of Mazandaran Province. Each of the eight indicators agreed on the structure of cultural centers of the province and the average of each of these indexes that was conducted with a statistical methodology indicates that the average indicator of coverage is the highest and dimensions of the religious index, research, health, employment, technology, light of life and national index are the lowest.


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