Elaborating the Challenges of Good Governance from the Perspective of Teachers: a Qualitative Research

Document Type: Original Article


According to key role of good governance in determining society health and also according to the necessity of various institutions' taking part of civil society in public affairs governing, this study aimed to explain the challenges of good governance. the  present  study  was  carried out  based  on  qualitative and content analysis method and  then  purposive sampling was done  and  continued  as far as  complete data collection. 21 teachers from healthcare department of Medical Sciences University of Kerman contribute in the study. Data was gathered through semi-structured interviews. Every single interview was review for several times for recognizing semantic units and after that encoding was done. Categorizing and summarizing codes also was done based on similarities. Data analysis was carried out contrastively and continuously at the same time with data gathering. In the present study four main themes were extracted based on experience and dimensions perceived by participants that include: "political challenge, economic challenges, cultural challenges and legal challenges". The political challenges divide into two category of "political instability and government's unresponsiveness toward public". Moreover the economic challenge contains two subcategory "considering people's livelihood situation and economic stability". Also cultural challenges contain two subcategory of "improving health culture as well as improving health standards". The final challenge of legal challenges includes two subcategory of "effectiveness of rules plus controlling and fighting against corruptions". The participants in the study emphasized on that proper planning that stems from governance's proper governance, can facilitate social health as well as positive interactions between various institutions of society.


Volume 3, Issue 2
Winter and Spring 2019
Pages 108-121
  • Receive Date: 04 June 2019
  • Revise Date: 04 August 2019
  • Accept Date: 04 September 2019