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2013 (Vol. 5, Issue: 08)
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Identification and Ranking of Barriers to Sustainable Development in Iran

Seyed Amir Hossein Monajem Zadeh
Corresponding Author:  Seyed Amir Hossein Monajem Zadeh 

Key words:  Barriers to development, development patterns, sustainable development, the ranking models, , ,
Vol. 5 , (08): 425-432
Submitted Accepted Published
July 17, 2012 August 28, 2012 August 20, 2013

This study tried to test independence or dependence of sustainable development by evaluating the relationship or lack of significant relationship between the considered independent variables. Another objective of this study is to determine and rank barriers to sustainable development. In both cases, this study finds its target. Kolmogorov Smirnov test showed that according to the amount of significance of variables, the assumption for sample normal distribution is not rejected. Pearson correlation coefficient test showed that the absolute value of correlation coefficient of subsidiary hypotheses are 0.158695, 0.088511, 0.126509, 0.097899, 0.127403, 0.03755, 0.173447, 0.105498 and 0.084488, respectively and the Sig statistic for all variables equals to or is smaller than 0.003. These calculations indicate that there is a significant direct relationship between defined independent variables in this study and meta-cognitive strategies and the Sig statistics for all variables in the studied statistical population equals to or is smaller than 0.003. Analysis and study of the computational results of the new and advanced methods of Partial Least Squares for structural equation (VPLS) showed that the t-student estimated for each of the model coefficients was more than 95% and it can be concluded that the research hypotheses with calculated coefficients are confirmed. Also the coefficient of determination was calculated as (R = 0.892), which indicates that approximately 89%, variations of the dependent variable (sustainable development) are explained and described with objectives of progress and efficacy in this study. This study also showed that per one unit increase in the barriers, how much sustainable development reduces.
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Seyed Amir Hossein Monajem Zadeh, 2013. Identification and Ranking of Barriers to Sustainable Development in Iran.  Research Journal of Environmental and Earth Sciences, 5(08): 425-432.
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