Document Type : Articles


1 Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz

2 University of Isfahan


This study attempts to measure scientific literacy among the citizens of Ahvaz. The data collection tool was a validated questionnaire with 5 dimensions, 25 components and 316 items. The study's statistical population involved all the citizens of Ahvaz over 18 years of age, and the stratified random sampling method was utilized. Besides, 600 questionnaires were distributed in Ahvaz Municipality, of which 401 completed questionnaires were finally analyzed. Data was analyzed using a one-sample t-test and Friedman test via SPSS and Excel software. The results showed that the scientific literacy among the citizens of Ahvaz was above average. It is therefore suggested that managers and policymakers in Ahvaz use the results of the present study and conduct periodic surveys on the scientific literacy of Ahvazi citizens to solve their problems and improve their level of scientific literacy. The validated questionnaire used in the present study can be administered in similar studies on micro and macro scales.



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