Investigation of Effective factors and barriers on Development of non-agricultural activities with emphasis on home jobs (Case: Ghory Ghale Village)

Document Type : Research Paper


Agricultural extension and education, Agricultural college, Razi University, Kermanshah, Iran


The purpose of this study was to investigate effective factors and barriers on development of non-agricultural activities in Ghory Ghale Village, with emphasis on home jobs. The Statistical population consisted of rural households of Ghory Ghale district (N=624). According to Krejci and Morgan sampling table  and by the stratified sampling method, 240 families selected as research sample. Research instrument was a questionnaire that its validity confirmed by content validity method with a panel of experts and its reliability confirmed by use of pilot test and calculation of Cronbach's alpha coefficient (0.94). SPSS19 and Excel2010 software were used for data analysis. Results showed that in all villages, production potentials were more than region’s capacities and human abilities. Also, results showed that the most important factors influencing diversification of productive activities in this district relatively consisted of: economic, educational, managerial, motivational and sociological factors. The main barriers to diversification of non-agricultural activities were: economic, social, educational, structural and managerial that these factors in total have been explained 61.5 % of all barriers.


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