Effect of Educational and Institutional Factors on Rural Women Entrepreneurship (Case Study: Hamedan Province)

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Soleymani

2 . Assistant Professor, University of Bu-Ali Sina, Hamedan


Today, the crucial role of human resources in the developmentof countries is evident. In this regard, women play an important role in changing rural situation and are considered as an unknown source to help flourish rural economy. Utilizing the abilities and potentials of women needs an accurate and scientific recognition of their activities and recognition of the facilities and conditions. Accordingly, the present study seeks to investigate the effect of educational, institutional and organizational factors on rural women entrepreneurship in Hamedan Province. This research has been carried out on the basis of descriptive and correlational method and the data have been collected through questionnaires. The statistical population of study consisted of 117 rural women entrepreneurs in Hamedan Province. The Cronbach's Alpha Coefficient is 0.83. The research findings indicate that there is a significant positive relationship between the rural women's benefit of educational opportunities, the rural women's access to institutional-organizational factors and the level of their entrepreneurship. The results of multiple regression indicate that the two independent variables explain 35.5 percent of the variations of dependent variables.