Investigating the effect factors on the quality of place in rural areas (Case study: the Central Part of Nikshahr Township)
Rural areas as geographical locations affected a lot of over time under the terms of natural and human systems, internal and external changes, as a result is formed a variety of living spaces with different quality of life and social welfare. This issue influenced by several factors in terms of spatial, economic, social. Hence, this study was conducted aimed to investigate the factors affecting the quality of place in rural areas, one of the most deprived areas of the country (Nikshahr Township). Factors examined include spatial (deployment form, connection position, connection way, distance), economic (employment rates, average of agricultural land and livestock ownership) and social factors (population size, literacy rates, migration rates, housing quality, rate the public facilities). Research method is descriptive - analysis and population are of all rural areas of the central part Nikshahr Township that includes 143 rural settlements and a population of 45,228 people (10,762 households). In the meantime were selected the 20 settlements and 305 households living in them as sample. For data collection were used from library and questionnaires. Data by statistical methods processed and analyzed in SPSS. Research results indicated a low level of quality of place in rural areas in other indicators (with the exception of security) and significant differences between quality of place level with spatial factors, economic factors (exception livestock ownership) and social factors (immigration rats).