عنوان مقاله [English]
Introduction and Objectives: Security is one the most fundamental and basic needs of every nation and country. The activities of Social and Cultural Deputy within the social and cultural working environment of Tehran`s Municipality can have significant effects on improving the quality of life, achieving life skills, optimal spending of leisure time, and mental and psychological tranquility of citizens. The main objective of this study is to identify the role of Social and Cultural Deputy of the Municipality in providing social security for the citizens of Tehran.
Method: Quantitative method and survey technique was used for this study. Random and class-based sampling was applied for the first statistical group, while the second group was full counted. The questionnaire prepared by the researcher was also applied as the measurement tool.
Results: From citizens point of view, Social and Cultural Deputy of Tehran`s Municipality has insignificant effect of the provision of components of citizens` social security. Therefore it could be mentioned that the role of this deputy in providing all components of citizen`s social security covers low to average levels. On the other hand, staff and officials of the municipality believe that this deputy has a significant effect on the provision of each component of citizens` social security.
Conclusion: The amount of effects of Social and Cultural Deputy of the Municipality on different components of social security was compared. So it could be said that from citizens` point of view, this deputy has had the highest impact on health security of citizens and the lowest impact on their job and physical security, while from officials point of view, this deputy has the highest impact on health security of citizens and the lowest impact on their job, financial and physical security. Investigating the gap between the views of these two groups reveals that Municipality`s staff and officials have more favorable opinion about the performance of this deputy in providing the security of these components. The provision of job security of citizens and provision of their financial security are the highest and the lowest difference of opinions, respectively.