Effective Factors in Women's Social Participation in Deylam City

Document Type : Original Article


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

2 Department of Sociology, Payame Noor University, Tehran, Iran

3 Department of Demography, Shoshtar Branch, Islamic Azad University, Shoshtar, Iran



As a part of human capital, women can play a decisive role in developing a country with their social participation. With a look at the recent history of Iran, one can see the presence of women in political, social, economic and cultural arenas; a presence which has sometimes been really serious and sometimes weak, but irrefutably active in social developments of Iran. This research aims to study some factors influencing women's participation in Deylam city. The statistical population consisted of women, 18-45 years of age, living in Deylam city, out of which 245 individuals were selected using random sampling method. The data were analyzed by SPSS 24. The tool for data collection was one questionnaire. The results showed a significant and direct relationship between the independent variables (age, socioeconomic class, use of mass media and social security) and the dependent variable (women's social participation). Regression analysis also showed that social security with B= 0.49, and socioeconomic class with B= 0.44, had the highest share in explaining women's participation.


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