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Rezaei F, Yaseri M, Jahangiri L, Nejat S. A Survey on Social Capital in the Students of Jahrom University of Medical Sciences in 2014. JRUMS. 2016; 15 (4) :295-306
URL: http://journal.rums.ac.ir/article-1-3046-en.html

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Background and Objectives: Social capital refers to the norms and networks that make people to cooperate in social actions for gaining reciprocal advantages. Focusing of its importance on health, the aim of this study was to evaluate social capital in the students of Jahrom University of Medical Sciences.

Materials and Methods: This cross-sectional study was done on 180 students of Jahrom University of Medical Sciences in the fields of medicine, public health, nursing, laboratory sciences, anesthesia ,and operation roomusing simple random sampling in 2014. Bullen social capital questionnaire was used for data collection. Data analysis was performed using one-way ANOVA, t-test and Pearson's correlation coefficient.

Results: The results showed that among all the social capital issues, the highest average (56.29±20.56) belonged to  the“communication with friends and family” and the lowest average (41.56±20.39) to  the “participation in the community activities”. Also social capital showed a significant association with the variables such as educational level, educational field, marital status, place of residence and indigenous status (p<0.05).

Conclusion: Considering the significant association of the social capital with the educational and demographic variables s, interventions by stakeholders may increase the social capital.

Key words: Social capital, Medical sciences students, Bullen questionnaire

Funding: This study did not have any funds.

Conflict of interest: None declared.

Ethical approval: The Ethics Committee of Tehran University of Medical Sciences approved the study

How to cite this article: Rezaei F, Yaseri M, Jahangiry L, Nedjat S A survey on Social Capital in the Students of Jahrom University of Medical Sciences in 2014 J RafsanjanUniv Med Sci 2016; 15(4): 296-306. [Farsi]

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Community Medicine
Received: 2015/12/5 | Accepted: 2016/06/7 | Published: 2016/07/16

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