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Bonding, bridging and linking social capital and empowerment among squatter settlements in Tehran, Iran


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Babaei, Hamidreza and Ahmad, Nobaya and Gill, Sarjit S. (2012) Bonding, bridging and linking social capital and empowerment among squatter settlements in Tehran, Iran. World Applied Sciences Journal, 17 (1). pp. 119-126. ISSN 1818-4952; ESSN: 1991-6426

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This study aims to determine the effect of bonding, bridging and linking social capital on the empowerment among squatter settlements in Tehran, Iran. The sample comprised 328 poor people in two communities from Iran, which were randomly selected for the study. A self-administered questionnaire was used as the data collection method. The perceived bonding, bridging and linking social capital was measured by the trust and relationship with family and close friends and with colleagues, neighborhood people and society people as well as with the ethnic group and governmental and non-governmental organizations. In addition, the perceived empowerment was measured by summing the scores of psychological and financial assets. The results revealed the significant effect of bonding, bridging and linking social capital on empowerment among squatter settlements. Bonding social capital had the largest beta coefficient compared to other dimensions, such as bridging and linking social capital.


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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Human Ecology
Publisher: IDOSI Publications
Keywords: Bonding social capital; Bridging social capital; Linking social capital; Empowerment; Squatter settlements; Tehran; Iran
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 06 Aug 2015 11:12
Last Modified: 26 Aug 2015 09:48
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/22712
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