Volume 22 (2024)
Volume 21 (2023)
Volume 20 (2022)
Volume 19 (2021)
Volume 18 (2020)
Volume 17 (2019)
Volume 16 (2018)
Volume 15 (2017)
Volume 14 (2016)
Volume 13 (2015)
Volume 12 (2014)
Volume 11 (2013)
Volume 10 (2012)
Volume 9 (2011)
Volume 8 (2010)
Volume 7 (2009)
Volume 6 (2008)
Volume 5 (2007)
Volume 4 (2006)
Volume 3 (2005)
Volume 2 (2004)
Volume 1 (2003)
Women's Studies
Phenomenology of Female Suicide in Dishmuk Region

Atefeh Rahmani; Mohsen Badreh; Zahra Mirhosseini

Volume 21, Issue 4 , December 2023, , Pages 867-894


  Suicide is one of the oldest phenomena of human societies, and since it must be studied and understood within the framework of social psychology of each society and its sub-communities, so far an important part of social studies of suicide has been focused on suicide in nomadic and rural areas. For several ...  Read More

Rural Development
Analyzing the Behavioral Intention of Rural Women Members of Local Micro-Credit Funds in Lorestan Province towards Self-Employment

Fatemeh Movahdian; Saeed Gholamrezai; Fatemeh Rahimi-Feyzabad

Volume 21, Issue 4 , December 2023, , Pages 943-973


  Rural women's employment can be one of the ways to generate income, reduce the pressure on resources, and as a result, rural development. Meanwhile, the cooperative sector can play a significant role in the employment of rural women. But a vital issue that is important in this regard is the factors that ...  Read More

Rural Development
Identifying the challenges and opportunities of the digital economy in the development of rural women's home businesses

Naser Seifollahi; Golsum Akbari Arbatan

Volume 21, Issue 3 , September 2023, , Pages 780-806


  The modern world has already taken the first step towards a fundamental technological reality, the digital economy. The modern global labor market is a complex multi-component and dynamic system that is constantly influenced by information technology and requires changes in the content of the work process, ...  Read More

Women's Studies
The effects of job empowerment on food security of rural female-headed households under supervision of the Welfare Organization

Kayvan Shoja Chaghervand; Alireza Poursaeed; Maryam Omidi Najaf Abadi

Volume 21, Issue 1 , April 2023, , Pages 52-35


  The empowerment has been known as controlling decision making about his or her life and ability for interventions in all their life challenges (Baig et al., 2018). Women empowerment can improve sustainability in development fields (Akhter & Cheng, 2020). Empowerment conception not only comprises ...  Read More

Rural Development
Analysis of Effective Factors on Identifying Entrepreneurial Opportunities among Rural Women Members of Kermanshah Microcredit Funds

Mahtab Valizadeh; Farahnaz Rostami; Nematollah Shiri; Mojgan Khoshmaram

Volume 20, Issue 4 , December 2022, , Pages 697-721


  Context: The low participation rate of women in economic activities has caused the entrepreneurship rate of women to be lower than that of men. Without the economic participation of women in starting SMEs, it will be challenging for developing countries to achieve the 2030 sustainable development goals ...  Read More

The role of science and technology parks in creating jobs for rural women(Case study: Sistan and Baluchestan Science and Technology Park)

Hassan Afrakhteh; somayeh azizi

Volume 18, Issue 3 , October 2020, , Pages 407-429


  In recent years, development has been emphasized from another perspective using a knowledge-based approach. This kind of view requires the creation of growth centers and technology parks in different areas. The main purpose of establishing technology parks is to promote science and technology in the ...  Read More

Investigating the Process of Accepting the Crisis Situation in Rural Areas with an Emphasis on the Gender Role of Women

Masoumeh Esmaeily

Volume 18, Issue 2 , July 2020, , Pages 239-262


  In the process of accepting the crisis situation, people can experience a more pleasant feeling and play a more prominent role in creating family, work and social settings. This research was conducted with the aim of examining the process of accepting the crisis situation in rural areas with an emphasis ...  Read More

Investigating the Impact of Gender Inequality on the Rural Women Participation (Case Study: Golmakan and Radekan Rural District of Chenaran Township)

Tahereh Sadeghloo; Shadi Khoub; Shirin Sahebi

Volume 18, Issue 1 , April 2020, , Pages 23-53


  In today's world, the acquisition of a socially affiliated personality and getting out of the circle of personal activities is essential for development. Therefore, the participation of women as an important part of the developmental force is significant and gender inequality, as one of the most important ...  Read More

Exclusion from the Education and Reproduction of Gender Inequality: A Narratives Analysis of Women's In Dehgolan Villages

Hossein Daneshmehr; Kamal Khaleghpanah; Soheyla Zandi Sarabsoure

Volume 18, Issue 1 , April 2020, , Pages 105-129


  The present study seeks to address rural women's narratives of gender inequality in field education. This study, while interpreting their subordinate positions, explores women's narratives of the status of education-gender relations and the factors that make up the field of education and gender inequality ...  Read More

Investigating Effective Constructs on Improving Participation of Rural Women in Promoting Household Food Security

Hossein Shabanali Fami; Fatemeh Jafari; Moslem Savari; Mohammad Shokati Amghani; Mahsa Motaghed

Volume 17, Issue 4 , January 2020, , Pages 603-630


  This research was conducted with the general purpose of investigating the effective constructs on improving the participation of rural women in promoting household food security. The statistical population of the study included all rural women in Tarom Olia (N = 10796) out of which 398 people were selected ...  Read More

Study and Comparison of Psychological Empowerment Indices of Rural and Urban Women in Crisis

Somayeh Kazemian; Fahimeh Fadakar Davarani; Maryam Seifi

Volume 17, Issue 3 , October 2019, , Pages 349-368


  The psychological empowerment of women is a process in which women are empowered cognitively and behaviorally to organize their personal, family and social life. This research was conducted to compare psychological empowerment indices in rural and urban women. The population of this study is consisted ...  Read More

Survey of Consequences of Men’s Migration on Situation of Left-behind Women in Rural Areas (Case Study: Mashhad County)

Atena Vatankhah Noghani; Maryam Ghasemi

Volume 17, Issue 3 , October 2019, , Pages 413-438


  Migration is one of the most prevalent and effective social phenomena that may cause some changes in population structure, consequently, lead to socioeconomic changes especially in relation to gender. Thus, the migration is naturally a gender process. The present research seeks to analyze the consequences ...  Read More

Analysis of Effective Barriers to Women's Entrepreneurship Development in Rural Tourism (Case Study: Oraman Region, Sarvabad County)

Saadi Mohammadi; Jaleh Mohammad Sharifi

Volume 17, Issue 3 , October 2019, , Pages 439-468


  The present paper seeks to identify the obstacles and problems that women's rural entrepreneurs faced in the Oraman region of Sarvaba County. This is considered as one of the important hubs of rural tourism in the country. The aim of the research is to remove the barriers to create an appropriate entrepreneurship ...  Read More

The lived experience of women survivors of self-immolation in Kohnani district of Kohdasht city

Rahman Bagheri; daruish rezapour; esfandiar ghafarinasab

Volume 17, Issue 2 , July 2019, , Pages 325-348


  Suicide is one of the social injuries in various societies, which is done in a variety of ways; self-immolation is one of the most painful of these practices. The aim of this paper was to the lived experience of women survivors of self-immolation in Kohnani district of Kohdasht city, which during the ...  Read More

Rural Development
Role of Identity, Gender Stereotype and Self-efficacy on Rural Women’s Participation in Social, Economic and Political Activities

Masoud Yazdanpanah; Kazhal Khedri; Masoumeh Forouzani; Masoud Baradaran

Volume 16, Issue 4 , January 2019, , Pages 603-619


  The aim of this study was to investigate the factors influencing women’s participation in social, economic, and political activities in rural areas of Likak city. Target population of this study is active rural women of 15 to 64 years old in Likak city. Based on Morgan table, 300 women were ...  Read More

Women's Studies
The effects of social capital components on the empowerment of the women engaged in home businesses

Karim Naderi Mahdy; Hajar Vahdat Moadab

Volume 16, Issue 2 , July 2018, , Pages 175-196


  This study is an applied research using qualitative research method. The purpose of this study is to analyze the effects of social capital components on the empowerment of rural women engaged in home businesses. The study area of this research is Razan County. The statistical population is the 460 women ...  Read More

Editing the Strategies for Psychological Empowerment of Women in Rural Areas using Strategic Management Tools (SWOT-QSPM)

Maryam Ghasemi; Lida Alizadeh; Elham Ghandehari

Volume 16, Issue 1 , April 2018, , Pages 79-109


  Empowerment is the linking point between development and women which is closely connected to continuous improvement, competency enhancement, behavioral changes, and development of women’s performance. It is considered as a part of establishing the concept of development. As the focal point in the ...  Read More

Women's Studies
An analysis of the impact of tourism expansion on subjective well-being of rural women (Case study: tourist targeted villages of Awraman Region of Sarvaabad)

Saadi Mohammadi; Marzieh Talati; Arkan Mohammadi

Volume 15, Issue 4 , January 2018, , Pages 569-595


  Nowadays, in order to build a jolly environment in the villages and achieve the subjective well-being of rural women who are isolated for social and economic reasons, given the great poverty and unemployment and the necessity to overcome these issues, the use of rural areas potentials for realization ...  Read More

Women's Studies
Rural women's knowledge and social needs for the integrated watershed management in the Ghezel Tape Ali Gholi Village in the Zanjan Province

Esmail Karami Dehkordi; Roghayeh Babaee

Volume 15, Issue 2 , July 2017, , Pages 241-264


  Rural women play an important role in supporting their rural households' livelihoods and can significantly contribute to the sustainable natural resources management programmes. The current research aims to investigate rural women's livelihood activities and their related needs for enhancing their knowledge ...  Read More

Women's Studies
Study women's leisure in rural community (Case Study: Hasan Abad village in the Delfan)

Zahra Farazizade; Mahbobe Babaei

Volume 15, Issue 1 , April 2017, , Pages 101-122


  The theme of leisure, spent by different groups of people, and its possible consequences, suggest new ways in human life. Leisure with all cultural, social, political and economic aspects, is important free time spent in different time periods and spaces by all groups of society in many ways. Understanding ...  Read More

Rural Development
Factors affecting rural women’s health related quality of life in West Islam Abad Township

Rohollah Rezaei; Sepideh Norozi; Gholamreza Mojaradi; Leila Safa

Volume 14, Issue 2 , July 2016, , Pages 181-202


  Today, Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQOL) is an important indicator of development; however, due to the greater vulnerability, HRQOL level of women is lower than men, especially in rural regions. This problem has doubled the necessity to investigate and identify the factors affecting HRQOL. Given ...  Read More

Women's Studies
investigating factors related to rural womens’ participation in family poultry activities in Maragheh County

Ali shams; Halimeh Razmi; Mohammad- Hossein Shahir

Volume 13, Issue 4 , January 2016, , Pages 549-566


      Production of family poultry is one of the activities which women in the villages participate and several factors effect on their participation in these activities. The purpose of this descriptive- correlational study was to investigate factors related to the participation level of ...  Read More

Rural Development
Investigating the role of women in rural animal husbandry production system (attitude, motives, and barriers of participation) in Charuymaq County/Iran

Ali Shams; Nazilla Nabizadeh; Hosein Shabanali Fami

Volume 13, Issue 3 , October 2015, , Pages 439-453


  Any economic development planning of rural regions needs an initial investigation of rural women's role in the production system, hence the purpose of this descriptive- survey study was to investigate rural women's role in animal husbandry activities. The statistical population consisted of all rural ...  Read More

Women's Studies
Viewpoints of Rural Women on Effect of Social Capital Components on their Empowerment (Case study: Hassan- Khan Village, Ghorveh Township)

Rohollah Rezaei; Shima Zareei

Volume 12, Issue 2 , August 2015, , Pages 287-304


  Regarding the undeniable role of women in the process of rural development on the one hand and their inappropriate situation in terms of the most indices of rural development on the other hands, rural women’s empowerment is essential. Meanwhile, many researchers and scholars believe that social ...  Read More

The impact of personal characteristics on rural women entrepreneurs’ success in Hamedan Province

Ahmad Yaghoubi Farani; Atieh Soleymani

Volume 13, Issue 1 , April 2015, , Pages 113-130


  Today, women play an important role in rural area and their capacities in entrepreneurship and employment can enhance rural economics development. Accordingly, the present study seeks to identify the personal haracteristics of rural women and investigate the effect of  this characteristics on entrepreneurial ...  Read More