Social Capital Assessment of the Quality of Life of the Elderly in Rasht

Document Type: Research Paper

Authors

1 Ph.D. Student of Sociology, Central Tehran Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran

2 Associate Professor of Sociology, Central Tehran Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran

3 Assistant Professor of Sociology, Central Tehran Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran

Abstract

Social capital of the most important concepts in the social sciences is growing and the scope of its application in other sciences is increasing. This concept represents a ring lost in development. Scientists believe that cure the problems of modern society. Social capital is closely associated with the quality of life. Research methodology in the research work and information requirements with respect to the objectives of the research hypothesis and is collected. In this paper we tried to use the pundits this area including Bourdieu, Coleman, Fukuyama and others social capital effects on aspects and dimensions of the quality of life for seniors in the city of Rasht, investigated and the validity of the research method using Cronbach's alpha 0.78. For reaching the mentioned results in this paper we employ chi square test of independent and for obtaining the dependency of variables we used Spearman Correlation so. Extraction and its results using the software SPSS a sample 400 in Rasht which is obtained the following results: No significant relationship between quality of life and social capital, social trust, social participation, social networking, social environment with 95%. In the social environment variable is checked between the variables with the greatest correlation means that a lot of the quality of life impact of 0.551 seniors in the city of Rasht. Our main aim of doing this research is to find the most important variables effecting in quality of life for the elderly.

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