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Department of Agricultural Extension and Education, Shoushtar Branch, Islamic Azad University, Shoushtar, Iran

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The purpose of research was analyzing attitude of agricultural high school educators in Khouzestan province, Iran regarding sustainable agriculture. The method of research was correlative descriptive. All agricultural high school educators in Khouzestan province (n=55) were selected for participation in the study. A questionnaire was developed to gather information regarding attitude of educators regarding sustainable agriculture. Questionnaire reliability was estimated by calculating Cronbach’s alpha. Data collected were analyzed using the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS). Appropriate statistical procedures for description (frequencies, per cent, means, and standard deviations) were used. Based on results there is significant correlation between attitude of agricultural educators about sustainable agriculture with knowledge of agricultural educators about sustainable agriculture, communication channel, social participation, social status, individual competency, professional competency and specialized skills. Also the result for regression analysis by stepwise method shows approximately 67.3% of the variances in the attitude of agricultural educators regarding sustainable agriculture could be explained by the knowledge of agricultural educators about sustainable agriculture, communication channel, social participation, social status, individual competency, professional competency and specialized skills.

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