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Type Journal Article - Merit Research Journal of Art, Social Science and Humanities
Title A Study on Level of Awareness of Civil Rights and Duties and its Effective Factors in Sanandaj
Volume 3
Issue 2
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2015
Page numbers 18-26
URL http://meritresearchjournals.org/assh/Content/2015/February/Sahabi et al.pdf
Citizenship, its rights, and duties are seen as main concepts and issues in
modern world and the extent to which people are aware of them is the main
determinant factor in implementing the social policies and solving sociocultural
problems. This paper deals with awareness of civil rights and duties
and factors affecting them in Sanandaj, a city in Kurdistan Province, Iran. It
concerns mainly with how much people living in Sanandaj are aware of
modern civil rights and duties. Besides, it tries to determine factors
affecting such kind of awareness. The theoretical framework of the study
includes different theories, namely those developed by Turner, Parsons, and
Habermas. This study is a quantitative research that employs a survey
design. The statistical population includes all people over 15 years old
residing in Sanandaj. The final sample consisted of 384 participants (both
males and female) aged 15 years old and higher. The results showed that
the level of civil awareness among the participants is high. Besides, there is
a significant relationship between the level of awareness among males and
females’ level of education, social class, membership in NGOs, and level
and the genre of reading. Watching satellite programs was also shown to
make a difference in level of awareness of social and civil rights and

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