Document Type : Research Paper


1 Department of Watershed MGT, Maybod Branch, Islamic Azad University

2 Associate Prof., Department of Watershed MGT, Maybod Branch, Islamic Azad University

3 Gorgan University


Identification of the barriers and socio-economic factors of villagers for rural development is evident. To identify this issue, consideration of social capital and socioeconomic variables that affect the satisfaction of watersheds has been considered. The purpose is to assess the level of satisfaction of watershed dwellers from the fifth agricultural development and income generation program (between 2008 to 2013). The study was an applied and descriptive cross-sectional study in 2017. The studied population of the Saravan watersheds included Morti, Kalehgan, and Qaderabad. The data gathering tool was a researcher-made questionnaire. The reliability of the questionnaire was confirmed by Cronbach's alpha test with 0.79 was relatively good. 102 questionnaires were completed and collected for collecting data in the studied basins. A nonparametric analysis was conducted to compare the mean of satisfaction of the three basins by the Kruskal-Wallis statistical method. Results were shown in many cases, the Morti watershed showed significantly more satisfaction. The level of satisfaction from GDP with an average of 3.5 and capital possessions with an average of 3. 3 had good satisfaction among the watersheds. The conclusion shows that the level of satisfaction from the fifth development plan was relatively good, which was not satisfactory with financial resources. Satisfaction rate based on the Morti watershed with 558 dwellers due to the abundant water and production, were more satisfied than Kalehgan and Qaderabad. We propose that to evaluate of fifth develop plans for watersheds of Iran in different provinces.