Social capital and related factors in Western Iran students


Social capital
Relationships in social networks
Community participation
Group participation



 Background & Aim: Social capital involves a set of norms available in social systems which improves the interaction between people and reduces the costs of interactions and communications. The purpose of this research was to Study of the social capital of the students of Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences and its related factors, 2017.

Material and Methods: The method of this study was descriptive survey method. The statistical community of this study included all students of Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences  among whom 378 students were selected randomly as samples of the study. Delaviz questionnaire of social capital was employed for data collection and data analysis was performed using Spss software,  descriptive statistics(mean, standard deviation) and Inferential statistics (U-Mann Whitney, Kruskal-Wallis).

Results: The means of social capital was 70.56±10/88. Minimum and maximum mean was measured for “participation in local community” and “group participation”. In this study, There were significant associations between social capital with gender, field of study and and marital status.(p<0/01).

Conclusion: Social capital as the most important factor for people dealing with stressful situations known, and can facilitate problem tolerate for them. Social capital as an important factor, can help the health and life satisfaction of students.