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Social Capital - Science topic
In sociology, social capital is the expected collective or economic benefits derived from the preferential treatment and cooperation between individuals and groups. Although different social sciences emphasize different aspects of social capital, they tend to share the core idea "that social networks have value".
Questions related to Social Capital
Hi, the question I raised here, is a part of the TEEB AgriFood framework project in Uttarakhand. The project started in later half of 2021, it has various components for assessment of capital stocks and their flow in transforming food systems. As a part of larger picture regarding the policy interventions review for organic farming and Agroforestry in Uttarakhand. The study encompasses assessment of human and social capital issues as well, however, its a wider known approach that these components are usually assessed by the various choice experiments and survey methods, but I am looking for some statistical model that can help in using the information obtained in developing the scenarios.
Thanks and Regards !
I am conducting a research about institutional robustness and social capital in community based managing inland fishery organizations
Here ,I take 02 units of analysis
For institutional robustness- fishery organisation
For social capital I was taken fishers as unit of anlysis
I found a research topic on knowledge sharing using social capital on Bank Y in USA. Can I do the same research topic - knowledge sharing using social capital in Bank X in Ethiopia. The two banks are different in level of technology use, appreciation of knowledge sharing, the business context economic development, etc. Can this research be publishable to a journal article as original work?
I want a study or research that looks at the sustainable development process as the process of preserving and renewing assets of all kinds, namely natural capital, productive capital, human capital and social capital.
In the multitude of different theoretical approaches, when we talk about the concept of social capital (Putnam, Borudieu, Coleman...), I cannot find a comprehensive and integrated, and yet not too long questionnaire. In the research I plan to conduct, I want to measure the social capital of the respondents' parents.
In my current research on the lived experience of ageing in extreme poverty, I am trying to illustrate something connecting the discursive social process of 'Othering'. But I am struggling to find a term that can best define the reverse process of 'Othering'. What it could be in one/two words? Your contribution is much appreciated.
I want to measure the social capital of an organization. Is it possible to measure this concept through secondary data proxy.
The theory of social capital in the social sciences is well developed, considering not only sociology, but also political science and economics. However, in the modern world, which is called the period of formation and development of digital society, the question arises as to whether digital capital can exist? As a form of social capital, as a structure that reproduces social inequalities, as a mechanism for the institutionalization of social (and maybe digital?) Relations. What do you think about it? And how can digital capital be conceptualized in sociology?
First of all, I really appreciate that you take time to help me out.
Info about my conceptual model:
Moderator = Social Capital
IV = entrepreneurial intention
DV = entrepreneurial behavior
Hypothesis 1: There is a positive relationship between entrepreneurial intentions and entrepreneurial behaviour.
Hypothesis 2: An increase in social capital positively affects entrepreneurial intentions.
Hypothesis 3: Social capital positively moderates the relationship between entrepreneurial intentions and entrepreneurial behaviour
My question is how to test H2 because I find many tutorials on how I test H1 and H3 with Structural equation modeling (SEM) but I can't find anything about H2. Could you help me out?
My moderator is Social Capital. A questionnaire (5 points Likert scale) of 16 questions is used to measure it. (IV = entrepreneurial intentions, DV= entrepreneurial behaviour, M= Social Capital)
My research focuses on if respondents acquired social capital through a (former) membership at a student association. So after the 16 SC questions, the last question was: Have you gained social capital through (former) membership of a student association? (also a 5 point Likert scale)
Therefore, my question is, how do I compute/combine these 2 different aspects into one value for each respondent so I can use it to test my hypothesis.
Thank you in advance!!
Hi every one, Could you please advise if I should combine or compare three different Likert scales in the same research on Social Trust and Social Participation? Now at the end of the data collection, I got more than 450 questionaires to go ahead. But it turned out that I got three or four lanes of answers as the questions I used were of three different ways:
(i) 1 item using Likert scale 0-10 (In general how much do you trust most people)
Section B: 4 items, including:
(ii) 3 items usings a 5 option scale (Disagree strongly, Disagree somewhat, Agree somewhat, Agree strongly, Neither Agree nor Disagree)
(iii) 1 item using a 4 option scale (No trust at all, Little trust, Quite a bit of trust, A lot of trust)
(iv) 20 items using a 6 option scale, i.e. daily, weekly, monthly, at least once a year, less than once a year, never (How often do you participate in the following local social groups/associations)
Intitally, I intended to construct a combined scale for all scales available so that I could come up with a single 'score' for the social trust level present in my data. But in doing so I may miss out some non 0-10 scale items.
Is there a way that I could merge them into a single 'mega' scale? or should I not do so and compare them/each of them with each other and see them in partial perspectives?
Thank you so much for your valuable advice!!
Currently I am working on Social Capital research to see the "effect of social networking on business development" I chosen the Structural Effect Modeling using Amos or Lisrel . Can I find some one who had experience on in using these software?
Dear colleagues, I need to point out that I'm not a sociologist and that I'm asking this question purely out of (academic) curiosity! I've just come across the notion that - according to Bourdieu - a person's social capital depends on the capital of the people he/she is connected with through their personal network. If this is the case, the social capital of one's peers should also count towards one's one own social capital. But since peers are connected to the person itself, this should lead to an ever-rising loop of everyone's capital - up to infinity - leading to an overflow effect. Of course, it's obvious that this is neither Bourdieu's original idea nor an accurate description of social reality. But I'm curious what you think about this point?
My purpose is to make a distinction between relational or social capital and network capital (=Huggins' concept, calculative relationships built on purpose with an economic return in mind)
For an online questionnaire to French SMEs
Thanks in advance
I want to suggest me a journal that publishes fast (scope or ISI index) for sociology, especially for social networks and social capital. The mentioned journal is very response but i am not sure if it is predatory.
Does the information policy of the public relations department of a capital company issuing securities (shares, bonds, ...) may affect the market valuation of these securities on the stock exchange?
If there are certain situations confirming this impact, should it be considered a imperfection of the information system?
If there are certain situations confirming irregularities in the information policy of issuers of securities or banks and investment funds that mediate in the sale of securities, whether the information policy of the issuer of securities should be corrected to reduce the likelihood of attempts to deliberately mislead potential investors, shareholders, bondholders and other participants in the capital markets?
Hello all, surprisingly (to me) most of the research on social networks and poverty seems come out of the Europe, Asia and Latin America. In addition to Robert Putnam, is there anyone else you know doing case studies in the USA?
Dear Honorable Researcher
Greetings and Best Regards;
The present questionnaire aims to assess the effect of the Covid-19 virus on the public realm of residential neighborhoods from the evaluation point of view of experts (Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Urban Design and Urban Planning) according to the components of social capital; Therefore, you, dear researcher, are requested to help us in advancing the correct goals of this research by answering the questions that have been raised in this regard, in addition to applying your professional and valuable opinions. This project is being implemented with the support of the Research Deputy of Apadana Institute of Higher Education In Shiraz, Iran.
Please follow the link to answer the questions (https://survey.porsline.ir/s/MPHz138)
I am trying to measure Social Capital using individuals' membership in different organizations. but there are too many categories such as membership in a political, educational, and recreational organization. the same applies to the trust factor, the survey includes individuals' trust in general, neighborhood, and friends. I am not sure how to combine all these into one dependent variable. anyone can help me with that?
one possible solution is to measure how many organizations a person is a part of, but not sure if it is a plausible solution or not.
Hello. I am writing my master thesis and analysis of my model with SEM shows results that suggest something is wrong with my method.
I have conceptualized my model as attached. Then I used observed variables to estimate social capital, our latent variable. Then the social capital variable is used as predictor for two mediator variables - knowledge sharing and collective action - and predicted variables - different food security indicators.
So here only social capital is latent variable and other variables are observed variables. But
1. When I run SEM with all the food security variables together, the result is very different from when I run separate SEM for individual food security variables. I assume the direction of arrows from social capital to food security variables make the program think food security variables are indicators for estimation of social capital variable.
2. If this is the problem. Should I estimate social capital variable using factor analysis or principal component analysis and then use the social capital variable as an observed variable in SEM? Or is there other way to do it? I am interested in the moderation effect of knowledge sharing and collective action so that is why I need to use SEM.
This question has been bothering me for months so it would be life saving if someone can clarify it for me. Thank you.
Dear senior researchers,
i am researching on the impact of microfinance on the sustainable livelihood of women. i have taken the 5 parameters of sustainable livelihood namely physical capital, human capital, social capital, social capital and natural capital. for each of my parameters i have pre(BEFORE JOINING MICROFINANCE) and post (AFTER JOINING MICROFINANCE) question.
my questions are all binary in nature like options like yes and no.
which statistical tool would be appropriate for my study?
Thanking you in advance
hello everyone, I am doing research on microfinance and social capital. I want to see if services provided by microfinance enhances social capital among the clients. some have recommended me to go for principal component analysis and logit regression to measure social capital, but can you suggest to me other alternatives how I can go about measuring social capital in microfinance.
Ecological framework suggests that poor family socieconomic status and
school social capital have negative influences on young children’s proper development,
social well-being, and primary school attainment. Using representative sample (young
children) aged 5–12 from northwestern primary schools this study examines whether or
not family (origin of family, lower socioeconomic status, limited resources), and poor
school social capital (language problem, poor social relation with classmate and
teacher, and teacher punishment in classroom) are significantly related to primary
school attainment (late enrollment and irregular class attendance) in tri-ethnic (e.g.,
Santal, Oraon & Hindu) children in rural Bangladesh. Applying binary logistic regression
results indicate that late enrollement and irregular class attendance are significantly
associated with their poor family SES and school social factors. Of the predicting
factors, ethnic identity is positively related to late enrollment and irregular class
attendance, but lower family income is negatively related to late primary school
enrollment. In addition, landlessness and teacher’s punishment are negatively linked
to irregular class attendance among the ethnic children in rural Bangladesh. Despite
some limitations: randomization and causal or interaction effects of family and school
factors by ethnic identity on children’s primary school attainment, the findings may
have social policy implications in tri-ethnic children’s primary school attainment,
improving ethnic identity status, family SES, and school social capital.
Im looking for research that uses position generator measures of social capital, developed by Lin & Dumin (1986), or similar information (social ties on a set of predefined occupations) using software specifically designed for network analysis (Ucinet mainly).
Lin, N., & Dumin, M. (1986). Access to occupations through social ties. Social Networks, 8(4), 365-385
I am writing a paper on social capital and political trust. I will be using the ESS data for some statisitical analyses, which will include comparisons between countries. I am planning on constructing two scales, one for social capital and one for political trust. How can I make sure, that these constructs are valid for all countries that are included in the dataset? I am looking for a solutions that I can implement using SPSS or AMOS. I am just an undergrad student, so I need a quite simple solution. Any help will be greatly appreciated.
In connection with the use of computerized, automated transaction systems, does the scale of the issue of the psychology of securities markets decrease?
Can someone suggest me sources on social capital, resiliance and political unrest such as vigilancy, political protests etc.?
I would like to examine the impact of social capital and collective impact in urban title I schools. With all the resources and initiatives that exist with n school districts, nonprofits, and human service organizations I'm curious to know the effectiveness of such programming and initiatives.
Al preguntar cuáles son las variables psicológicas deseo saber si se han realizado investigaciones sobre las variables o factores psicológicos que intervienen en la generación y mantenimiento de capital social y cuáles son las que se han identificado?
It is often argued that even in low- and middle-income countries social protection or, more in general, social policies can improve social cohesion and state-society relationship. However, it is very difficult to find evidence to support this argument. Do you know any empirical study?
When asking what are the psychological variables, I want to know if there have been investigations on the variables or psychological factors that intervene in the generation and maintenance of social capital and which are those that have been identified?
There is need know the impact of extension services like advisory, diagnostic, transfer of technology, etc. on the farmers' livelihood (physical capital, social capital, human capital, financial capital, and social capital). So please suggest any model to study the impact.
How can I check if greater levels of accessibility inevitably result in greater participation in activities or more mobility?
What methodology can I use? What are the most appropriate accessibility measures?
In an effort to distinguish between 'declared intent' of refugees and internally displaced persons to the question whether 'they see themselves returning to the place they left' - to which almost all reply positively - I was wondering whether the existence of (newly created) social capital and connectedness in their place of exile is actually in 'inhibitor' / barrier/ 'reason not' to actual returns.
Does anybody have any thoughts, examples, suggestions?
I am comparing two geographical areas of different levels of social capital in Britain. I found some database to do the comparison, but the areas are different in several terms. first, one area is from the north west of England and the other one is from midlands. the two areas are different in terms of size, population, type of economy, and service sector. my question is, do these indicators should be the same to do my comparative study. for example, should the areas be similar of population?
In a knowledge-based economy, the important areas of knowledge and technologies that are developed are primarily the development of data processing analytics in Business Intelligence enterprises, the development of life science technologies, biotechnology, eco-innovation, energy, medical intelligence, etc.
The technological revolution in recent years, known as Industry 4.0, is motivated by the development of the following factors:
Big Data database technologies, cloud computing, machine learning, Internet of Things, artificial intelligence.
In the realities of the current technological revolution known as the 4.0 industry, new concepts of technology management or Internet-based companies are emerging.
In view of the above, I am asking you the following question: What are the most effective modern concepts of personnel management in enterprises operating in knowledge-based economies?
I invite you to the discussion.
Thank you very much.
I am doing my research on the role of geographical contexts on social capital and political participation among young people. I want to explore how living in a deprived/prosperous area shape youth's social networks and participation in politics.
my supervisor asked me to compare two geographical areas, where I use survey asking the youth from both areas about their social networks and if these help them participate in politics. I am struggling to find relevant geographical contexts. I selected two different areas from York, but as my supervisor York is relatively a wealthy area. I was thinking about London or Manchester as they have more diversity including social and economic conditions but still do not know what to choose should I select two areas from London or Manchester or I should select areas from different cities and so you think two cases are enough for this study and do you think do a survey for 40 people in each area is enough. Is it possible I analyse my survey's data quantitatively?
I have a question about the use of Fama and Frnech three-factor model returns as control variable in a cross-sectional multiple regression. What I'm currently doing is research on the effect of different components of Social Capital during crises of trust. In doing so I follow Lins et al. (2017) in their methodology and estimate the Fama and French three-factors over a 5-year period prior to the financial crisis. I calculated factor loadings for 888 firms and now I need to multiply this by the factor returns (from Kenneth French's website) over the 8-month crisis-period.
However, my research is in the cross-section of firms during the crisis and I don't know how to incorporate them in my regression model. Do I add them and subtract from raw returns? Or add them and include as a separate variable in the regression?
Furthermore, I don't know whether I can add 8 monthly returns, since it's not clear to me if they are logarithmic returns.
I hope you have experience with inclusion of factors as control variables and can help me out.
ps. Lins et al.: "We also control for the firm’s factor
loadings based on the Fama-French three-factor model plus the momentum factor. .... We estimate the factor loadings over the 60 months prior to the onset of the crisis, using factor returns obtained from Kenneth French’s website. Firms are excluded from the analysis if fewer than 12 months of data are available to estimate factor loadings."
Lins, K., H. Servaes, and A. Tamayo, 2017, “Social Capital, Trust, and Firm Performance: The Value of Corporate Social Responsibility during the Financial Crisis,” Journal of Finance 72, 1785–1824.
I am carrying out a systematic review on Bourdieu and Putnam studies. My aim is to delineate a framework using social capital theories to study co-operative. If you know researches that have adopted these two authors for the framework in studies about co-op please let me know.
Thank you and Best Regards.
IVs---------------sustainable cooperatives, social capital, employment
my research objectives
● To determine whether cooperative members can sustainably manage their businesses after receiving technical and business skills training.
● To measure the extent of economic viability of communities involved with cooperatives in eNtumbane involved in registered operational cooperatives.
● To determine the impact of sustainable cooperatives on the lives of eNtumbane community
Do i need to discuss the social capital theory first?
Recently, I am working on a paper in the relationship between graduate career identity and social capital. Therefore, I need the widely accepted scale to measure graduate students' social capital.
Thanks in advance. Looking forward to getting your constructive reply and suggestion.
I want to do an analysis of the major determinants of community resilience to drought....I have the following determinants, social capital, economic development, information and communication, and community competence. Can someone please suggest some more determinants and probably provide recent publications on them. Thanks
Does political dominance of one community in a social location define their socio-economic dominance?
I am seeking for extracting roles of social aspects including social capital in climate change adaptation.
Whether school culture exert different degree of influence between children of higher Socio-Economic Status(SES) and lower Socio-Economic Status families?
How do peer social capital matters in school participation?
Whether social group has any influence children's participation in school?
In my article "When knowledge is power: grassroots participatory initiative as a process of resource development" I claim that residents are initiating informal grassroots participatory initiatives to intervene in planning-related decision making and adjust planning deliverables according to their spatial interests, perspectives, and needs (i.e., local knowledge). In the process of addressing their goals, residents face powerful players, e.g., jurisdictions and private developers. The question arises: which resources could help residents interact with powerholders to obtain their support for incorporating local knowledge into plans? Based on two case studies this paper claims that communal resources – including environmental and civic awareness, social capital, planning knowledge and political capital – are needed to develop residents’ initiative and increase residents’ success in incorporating local knowledge into planning.
HELLO. excuse me, I used data from worlds values survey. my aim is comparing countries based on social capital and I must know degree of social capital for each country. but in WVS countries is coded and not in columns so that I see them and calculate their degree. how can I do?
Think about cognitive and personality traits (creativity & optimism), alertness, prior knowledge, social capital, systematic search and environmental conditions
please suggest methods for measuring social capital build up in the economy. How do we isolate the impact of a particular program in building social capital?
From your personal point of view, which is most important: your human capital (what you know) or your social capital (who you know) and why?
Who has interests in social capital and creativity and has a desire for joint research.
Developing countries have been quick to jump on the privatization bandwagon, sometimes as a matter of political and economic ideology, other times to raise revenues.
Privatization has a simple purpose which is to generate profit which is not bad of course! but the social capital that is, not looked at. Often neglected and to very extent exploited too.
Privatizing Public Sector Banks is not the solution..
What are the indicators could we use to measure social capital in family business ?
What is the difference between factor loading and factor score generated by PCA. After computation of factor scores (not loading) how can i use it to generate final index.
I am collecting data on Quality of life and social capital among African migrants population in Germany. Because of the relatively small size with-in Germany’s migrant population, unavailability of extensive documentation of migrants from this region, the group geographically dispensability and closed networks along ethnic and religious lines – I couldn't come up with a concrete sampling frame and therefore decided to adapted exponential discriminative snowball sampling technique to approximate a random sample.
My first wave of participants were community, network and religious leaders (i.e. African students and professional associations in Germany; Ethnic groups; Nongovernmental organization, Africa missions in Germany) and also members of African groups on facebook (response = 134)
(second wave) I asked the community leaders (who responded = 134) to share the survey online link/paper and pencil with other Africans who meet the inclusion criteria or provide contact information to potential participant (response = 233)
The third wave will be to ask the 233 respondents for referrers.
I intend to do Multinomial logistic regression and path analysis (SES, cognitive and structural social capital and quality of life)
with this very rough sampling technique (nonprobability) am I still able to perform those analysis and draw a reasonable conclusion?
What steps can I take to make my sample as representative as possible?
Thanks in anticipation for your replies...
I have seen the different notions comprising community capacity measured (for instance community participation or social capital). But I have not seen any measures out there of community capacity as a construct. Ideas? Thanks.
Im looking more into realised research using those two,especially to construct a framework connecting organisational impacts with social/community impacts..
Thoughts on choosing theoretical framework for thesis, answering question on social impacts of participation in specific tight-kin context
Are there studies that combine those 2?
A very common problem in the "capital approach" to sustainability is the fact that there is no way to monetize social capital. At least not that I know of.
The argument that I am trying to develop for my book is that you should distinguish between social capital for production and for well-being. I would argue that for the latter you should not attempt to monetize (what is the monetary value of a good relationship with your spouse?). However, social capital is also very important in the economic process and that makes monetisation less problematic. For example, "brand names" and "goodwill" might be seen as the relationship between a company and its customers. I realize that this is a broader definition than is in the literature, of course.
I am interested in associations between social capital indicators and physical activity. We conducted multiple imputation analyzes for missing data. Articles indicate that pooling results are appropriate to report, however there is no pooled results for significance of model in regression analyzes? therefor, should i go on with 5th step imputation?
Thanks in advance
Ways which policy can use to promote social ties/connections in a heterogeneous community
can the employees' social capital enough to reflect the organizational social capital?
Could someone please point me to a comparative analysis of social capital vs cohesion vs networks & impacts on health care utilization? Measures of social capital, social cohesion and social networks are many and varied: is the differentiation mainly in the perspective of the analyst (i.e. coming from health economics vs public health vs sociology vs anthropology vs...?). Is there a unifying model - or a Venn diagram out there?
A quick explanation of "Social Capital" is where one party helps another party with expectations of equal or greater reciprocation. The old "You scratch my back I will scratch yours" adage.
I understand that power of an actor can be modeled by centrality measure (either local or global) in a social network. How is social capital modeled?
What are the variables of social capital that should be considered when it comes to conservation of an urban area specifically the historic quarters?
social capital role
Is anyone studying the negative effects of Family Social Capital and Organizational Social Capital in Family firm performance? If yes I would love to hear your views.
I'm reviewing methodologies for measuring social capital in rural producers and find that the factors that make it up are: trust, social networks and institutions, mainly.
I want to know how the different influence mechanisms of bonding and bridging social capital on income distribution can be behave in a mathematical model?
What the operational measures of Dynamic Managerial Capabilities i.e. Managerial Cognition, Social Capital and Human Capital? Any references.