Investigating the Effect of Social Capital on Political Culture (Case study: Teachers of Khorramabad)


1 Department of Sociology, Dehaghan Branch, Islamic Azad University, Dehaghan, Iran

2 Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Dehaghan Branch, Islamic Azad University, Dehaghan, Iran

3 Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Shahreza Branch, Islamic Azad University, Shahreza, Iran



The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of social capital on the political culture of teachers in Khorramabad. The theoretical framework of the research has been developed using the approach of sociology and social psychology and with emphasis on Giddens and Putnam theories. This study was a cross-sectional and descriptive study. The present study was conducted in 1398 among 436 teachers in Khorramabad, who were selected by appropriate sampling method. Data analysis was performed using SPSS statistical software version 25 at both descriptive and analytical levels. The research findings indicated that between the cognitive dimension of social capital (r = -0.149, P = 0.001), communication (r = -0.227, P = 0.000), structural (r = -0.236, P = 0.001) and there is a significant relationship between teachers 'political culture; in other words, with increasing all three dimensions of social capital, the amount of teachers' political role increases.


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