عنوان مقاله [English]
This study aims at investigating how girls in rural area of Kermanshah county reflect on the concept of 'rural and rurality'. The statistical population includes the rural girls of this county (N=31520), and a multistage sample of rural youth is selected (n=378).The findings show that the rural girls perceive the rural life to be culturally and socially desirable while undesirable economically. There are two different viewpoints regarding the rural concept. In the first viewpoint, the village environment is pleasant and welcoming; and in the second, living in the village can be of hardness and disgust. There is a significant relationship between 'the perception of rural life' and 'the attitude toward agriculture as an occupation'. A person who has a good definition of village and rural life shows a tendency to work in agriculture and one who likes agriculture is also interested in the rural life.