Investigating the Relationship between Social and Economic Capital with Cultural Products Consumption among Students

Document Type : Original Article


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

2 Department of Management, Scientific & Applied University of Soroush, Sanandaj, Iran

3 Department of Social Sciences, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Golestan University, Gorgan, Iran



The purpose of this study is to investigate the relationship between social and economic capital and the consumption of cultural goods among students of Azad and Payame Noor universities in Sanandaj city. For this, a model is presented that includes the variables of social capital, economic capital and consumption of cultural goods. The statistical population of this study includes students of Azad and Payame Noor universities of Sanandaj and the number of statistical sample was 372 people that selected by random classification method. In this research, inferential methods (t-test, linear regression and analysis of variance) and structural equations methods have been used to analyze the data and test the hypotheses. SPSS software was used for this purpose. The results showed that the factors of social capital, social participation, social trust, social communication, economic capital and income are directly related to cultural consumption of cultural goods, but no relationship was found between quality of life and consumption of cultural goods.


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