Study of Social and Cultural Factors Affecting the Citizens' Social Trust between 18-65 Years Old in Mazandaran Province

Document Type: Original Article

Authors

1 Department of Sociology, Yerevan State University, Armenia

2 Department of Sociology, Payam Noor University, Iran

Abstract

At the present study, social and cultural factors affecting social trust have been investigated. for theoretical framework of the study, perspectives of scientists like Coleman, Putnam, Giddens, Tunis, Offe have been applied. Till now the studies on social and cultural factors affecting social trust have been investigated. For theoretical framework of the study, viewpoints of scientists like Coleman, Putnam, Giddens, Tunis, Offe have been applied. This study has been adopted using survey method and using questionnaire. The group of 400 people in age range of 18-25 years old, from Sari, Babol, Amol and Tonekabon were selected using Cochran formula based on random and cluster sampling method. After collection of data and confirmation of the instrument's validity by the professors, reliability of the questionnaire was also judged using Cronbach alpha in SPSS software.Final data analysis has been done descriptively using frequency, percent and diagrams and in inferential statistics, questions have been analyzed using Friedman test, Man Whitney, Kruskal-Wallis and Spearman Correlation. Findings of the study indicate that there is a significant difference among types of social trust. There is a significant correlation between perception of social openness and social trust. Also, there is a significant correlation between belief in social values and social trust. There is a significant correlation between attitude to government's performance and social trust.

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