Identifying and Prioritizing Citizens’ Regional and Local Expectations of Members of the Islamic Consultative Assembly


  • Arash Behnoud
  • Shahla Sohrabi


The present study aims to identify and prioritize citizens’regional and local expectations of members of the Islamic Consultative Assembly (MPs). This was an applied study with a mixed (qualitative-quantitative) methodology, andthe data wascollected using a questionnaire. The statistical sample in the qualitative section consisted of 22 political and academic experts in a townin the Tehran Province, who were selectedusing snowball sampling. The population in the quantitative section included allcitizens visiting the MP’s office in town, 242 of whom were selected as the sample according to the Krejcie and Morgan Table and convenience sampling. Accordingly, 250 questionnaires were distributed to the respondents and 244 were completely filled out and returned to authors. The questionnaire validity was determined using convergent validity, and its reliability was confirmed by calculating Cronbach’s alpha (>0.7) in SmartPLS. The data was statistically analyzed using confirmatory factor analysis (CFA)accordingtoaverage variance extracted (AVE)and partial least squares (PLS). The results indicated that pursuing regional problems was the main local and regional expectation that citizens had of MPs.