Environmental Citizenship of Rural People in Light of Climate Change in Sharkia Governorate

Document Type : Original Article


Agric. Econ. Dept., (Rural Sociol.), Fac. Agric., Zagazig Univ., Egypt.


The research aimed to: Identify the factors affecting environmental citizenship and its dimensions for rural people in light of climate change in Sharkia Governorate. The data was collected using a social survey approach on a random sample about 201 rural families in Al-Hamadin in Al-Husseiniyah district, and Qasha, in Mashtoul Al-Souq district in Sharkia Governorate. Data was collected using a personal interview questionnaire during from beginning of September until end of October 2023. Data was analyzed using: frequencies, percentages, weighted average, Pearson correlation coefficient, “Step wise” regression coefficient, T Test, and “ANOVA” Test. The research reached several results, which are: The level of environmental citizenship for the rural people was medium 62.2%. The most important of environmental citizenship dimensions is the environmental rights dimension with of 81.8 degrees, while the environmental justice dimension was in last place with of 66.8 degrees. Also it found that statistically significant differences in the level of environmental citizenship and its dimensions according to gender in favor of male. The results also found four independent variables contributed significantly together to explaining total variation in the level of environmental citizenship for rural people at 39.1%. These variables are: Attitude toward belonging to the local community (17.3%), level of future ambition (14.9%), age (5.9%) and level of cultural openness (1%), and the effects of these variables were all positive, except age which had a negative impact on level of environmental citizenship for the rural people.


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