Mental Intelligence, an instrument for explanation of Ecological citizenship (Case study: Tabriz Citizens)
مجله علمی- پژوهشی اخلاق زیستی,
دوره 6 شماره 19 (2016),
27 September 2016
Background and aim: With the development in technology and greater exploitation of nature and weakness in the implementation of ecological programs and projects, responsibility of human more interested in the world. Responsibility is the bond of Ecological citizenship and moral intelligence.
Method: In this study, the relationship between ecological citizenship and mental intelligence is investigated using the survey method. The survey instrument was a questionnaire that utilizes foreign research using exploratory factor analysis of its components have been identified and localization. The Population study is, citizens over 15 years in Tabriz are 670 of them using multi-stage cluster sample and sampling method were selected.
Findings: The results show that ecological citizenship status of Tabriz citizens is in good condition and located in among options 4 and 5 in 6-item Likert. Also, among the 11 dimension of citizenship ecological, all aspects of medium to high average, but membership in environmental communities has been lowest. Also, the test results show, There is positive and significant correlation between mental intelligence and its components and ecological citizenship. Regression analysis results also show that from four dimensions of mental intelligence, both the "responsibility" and "compassion" could explain 25.4% of the variance related to their ecological citizenship.
Conclusion: So, moral intelligence is as a factor that can have an effective role in predicting ecological citizenship behaviors.
Please cite this article as: Alizadeh Aghdam MB, Banifatemeh H, Abbaszadeh M, Soltani Bahram S. Mental Intelligence, an instrument for explanation of Ecological citizenship (Case study: Tabriz Citizens). Iran J Bioethics 2016; 6(19): 125-153.