The Relationship between Good Governance and Social Anomaly with a Focus on the Mediating Role of Social Vitality

Document Type : Research/Original/Regular


1 Associate Professor, Department of Management, University of Sistan and Baluchestan, Zahedan, Iran

2 Professor, Department of Management, University of Sistan and Baluchestan, Zahedan, Iran

3 Ph.D. Student, Faculty of Management & Accounting, University of Sistan and Baluchestan, Zahedan & Instructor, Department of Public Administration and Tourism, Payame Noor University, Tehran, Iran


Social anomaly is considered as a destructive factor that can cause serious problems to any society and thus incur huge costs for their management and control. The purpose of this article was to investigate the relationship between good governance and social anomaly with a focus on the mediating role of social happiness. This study is applied in terms of objectives and descriptive in terms of methodology. The research population consisted of 110 faculty members and postgraduate students, out of whom 78 individuals were selected as the participants using simple random sampling. The required data was collected via a questionnaire and analyzed using SPSS and Amos. The research hypotheses were tested using path analysis and structural equation modeling. The results of the study indicated a significant relationship between the research variables, and thus, the research hypotheses were confirmed, i.e. good governance was found to have a significant and negative relationship with social anomaly and a significant and positive relationship with social happiness. Social happiness also had a significant relationship with social anomaly and, thus, it played a mediating role in the relationship between good governance and social anomaly.


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