The effect of some individual characteristics on the willingness of citizens to use the green belt in order to spend leisure time in Mashhad Park Mountain

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Research/Original Article (بدون رتبه معتبر)
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Background and Aim

In order to respond to the increasing demand of urban residents for recreational use of urban green space, the main function of green belts has changed from purely ecological to a combination of ecological and recreational. The purpose of this research is to investigate individual characteristics and its effect on the willingness of citizens to use the southern green belt of Mashhad city in order to spend their free time.

Methods

Descriptive and survey research methods have been used in this research. The statistical population of this survey was all the visitors of Koh Park located in the southern green belt of Mashhad city. The sample size was 383 people. The tool for collecting information is a researcher-made questionnaire, the validity of which has been confirmed by experts. This questionnaire has two parts: demographic characteristics and research questions. The reliability of the questionnaire was 0.814 and Pearson correlation coefficients and t-test of SPSS software version 22 were used to analyze the data.

Findings and Conclusion

The results of the research show that there is no significant correlation between occupation, gender and age with the use of Koh Park in leisure time, while a significant relationship was observed between education and the desire to use Koh park. The most common reason for citizens to choose Koh Park to spend their free time is to relax and reduce stress, as well as establish communication and social interactions. The results show that Mashhad Koh Park has created a good opportunity for the development of tourism and spending leisure time for the citizens.

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Persian
Published:
Journal of Sustainable Urban and Regional Development Studies, Volume:4 Issue: 2, 2023
Pages:
91 to 106
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