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Educ Strategy Med Sci 2018, 11(3): 64-72 Back to browse issues page
Evaluation of the Factors Influencing Students' Social Capital: A Step Towards Social Development
Tahereh Aghamirzaee mahali ma Ms1, Jamile Aghatabar MS1, Bagher Rahimpour Mr2, Ebrahim Salehi omran PhD 3
1- Physical Education Manager, Department of Educational Sciences, Faculty of Humanities, Islamic Azad University, Sari, Iran
2- Computer Department, Faculty of Engineering, Mazandaran University of Science and Technology, Babol, Iran
3- Department of Educational Sciences, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Mazandaran University, Babolsar, Iran , edpes60@hotmail.com
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Introduction: Nowadays, social capital plays much more important role than physical and human capital in organizations. This study has been conducted aiming to investigate the social capital of students in order to provide a suitable context for social development.
Methods: This study was a descriptive survey; the statistical population included of all students of Mazandaran University of Science and Technology in the second semester of academic year 1396-1395; sampling method was simple random sampling and data collection tool was Bullen social capital questionnaire; validity of the questionnaire was confirmed by the experts and its reliability was obtained with Cronbach's alpha coefficient in the 95% level. Data analysis was performed using SPSS.18 software.
Results: The average social capital of students in general is moderate. The lowest average was related to participation in local communities and the most one was related to the field of communication with friends and family, the variables of location, marital status, native or non-native, gender, university terms, level, GPA, age, employment status had a directly or indirectly significant effect on social capital.
Conclusions: Lower social capital of participants in community participation and significant impact of reviewed variables on students' social capital requires special attention and the efforts of academic officials to provide related appropriate infrastructure, especially creating student participation areas in extra-curricular activities and counseling services and creating opportunities for social interaction, including individual and group interactions.
Keywords: Social Capital, Higher Education, Students, Development
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Article Type: Original Research | Subject: Health
Received: 2017/11/28 | Accepted: 2018/02/5 | Published: 2018/08/3
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Aghamirzaee mahali ma T, Aghatabar J, Rahimpour B, salehi omran E. Evaluation of the Factors Influencing Students' Social Capital: A Step Towards Social Development. Educ Strategy Med Sci. 2018; 11 (3) :64-72
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دوماهنامه علمی- پژوهشی راهبــردهای آموزش در علوم پزشکی Education Strategies in Medical Sciences
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