Assistant professor of Agricultural Extension and Education, Department of Agriculture, Ilam Branch, Islamic Azad University, Ilam, Iran


The purpose of this research was studying relationship between socio- cultural, economical and managerial factors with the participation rate of agricultural cooperative's members in the Shirvan Chardavol township in the Ilam province, Iran. The method of this study is descriptive-correlative. A researcher made questionnaire was used as the tool for gathering data. The face and content validity of the questionnaire were confirmed by university professors and cooperatives experts. Also the reliability of the questionnaire was confirmed through calculating the Cornbach’s coefficient (α = 0.80). Population of this study included 751 active members of Shirvan-Chardavol county agricultural cooperatives. 260 people were selected as the sample based on using Morghan table. The classified proportional random sampling method was used in this study. Data processing was performed using SPSS estatistial software, as well as descriptive estatistics (central and inferential indexes) and analytical statistices (correlation coefficients analysis). The correlation coefficient results showed that there was significant relationship between socio- cultural, economical and managerial factors with level of participation of agricultural cooperatives members.


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