Evaluating the Effect of Social Capital on the Quality of Life of Young People in Azadshahr


Department of Sociology, Azadshahr Branch, Islamic Azad University, Azadshahr, Iran


Social capital and quality of life are one of the most important growing concepts in society. Social capital is productive as any other capital and it is considered as a suitable ground to take advantage of economic and cultural capitals as well as a way for the success of a society. This study aimed at evaluating the effect of social capital on the quality of life of Azadshahr's citizens. This research was done in a survey method. For this research, the group of men and women over 18 years old were selected from people living in Azadshahr. Random sampling method was used to collect data from 375 samples from the population of Azadshahr. Results showed that there was a significant relationship between the variables of social capital, social trust, mental health, nutrition and the quality of life while no significant relationship was observed between social participation and the quality of life, as the married people enjoys a better quality of life. The Pearson correlation coefficient and regression were used for statistical analysis and SPSS software is used for path analysis. Finally, it is also recognized that there is a relationship between social capital and dependent variable with 99% confidence and 99% correlation coefficient, and among the examined variables, the social trust variable with maximum correlation has a growing impact on individuals' quality of life