An Analysis of the Effects of Guiding Plan on the Improvement of Quality of Life in Villages of Central District in Rasht County

Document Type : علمی


Rasht Branch, Islamic Azad University


Purpose: Guiding plan for the village is among rural development projects that has a fundamental role in the comprehensive development in rural areas. Hence, this article tries to check the effects of implementing the guiding plan on improving the life quality of villagers.
Methodology: The research method is descriptive - analytical and data is collected from library and field studies. Statistical population of this research are villages of central city of Rasht which are shown in two groups: implemented guiding plan villages and currently having guiding plan, and then according to ranking population, four villages were selected through random sampling. By using Morgan tables the number of samples was determined (378 samples) and distributed between noted villages by using rational method.
Finding: The collected data were analyzed using the t-test, Mann-Whitney test and regression. The results showed that the implementation of the guiding plan have a positive impact just on the economic dimension of quality of life in the villages of central city of Rasht but has no significant impact on the social, physical and environmental dimensions. During the investigation, it was found that informing the villagers of the implementation of the guiding plan was a positive step in improving the quality of life and the quality of life is different between implemented guiding plan villages and currently having guiding plan.
Research limitation: Achieving Information and checking the quality of rural life were among the challenges of this study.
Practical implications: According to the obtained results, attending to all dimensions of quality of life and also awaring villagers is very important in creating a sense of participation and life quality
Original/value: Evaluation of the implementation of guiding plan is an important topic that can lead to be aware of the views and the opinions of experts, identification of strengths and weakness of designs and rural development programs.