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Bonding, bridging and linking social capital and psychological 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 psychological empowerment among squatter settlements in Tehran, Iran. Journal of Basic and Applied Scientific Research, 2 (3). pp. 2639-2645. ISSN 2090-4304; ESSN: 2090-424X

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This study aims to determine the effect of bonding, bridging and linking social capital in the psychological 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 and the stratified random sampling technique was employed. The results revealed the significant effect of bonding, bridging and linking social capital on psychological empowerment among squatter settlements. Bonding social capital had the largest beta coefficient than other dimensions, such as bridging and linking social capital in predicting psychological empowerment among squatter settlements.


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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Human Ecology
Publisher: TextRoad Publication
Keywords: Bonding social capital; Bridging social capital; Linking social capital; Psychological empowerment; Squatter settlements; Tehran; Iran
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 06 Aug 2015 11:00
Last Modified: 26 Aug 2015 09:56
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/22714
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