نوع مقاله : مقاله پژوهشی
استادیار دانشگاه علوم کشاورزی و منابع طبیعی گرگان
عنوان مقاله [English]
Increasing use of forest parks has been resulting in concerns of how people behave to these protected areas. Some believe that psychological factors like place attachment and environmental attitude have great influence on environmental behaviors. The aim of this research was to investigate relationships between mentioned factors among visitors of forest parks in Golestan province. Results showed that increasing distance between living place and forest parks decrease place attachment. Married people have more place attachment than single ones. Findings indicated that there was a positive and causal relationship between visitors’ place attachment and park- specific responsible environmental behaviors. Furthermore, this research showed that place attachment is better variable than environmental attitude to predict environmental behavior.