Volume 1, Number 2 (3-2016)                   hrjbaq 2016, 1(2): 105-112 | Back to browse issues page



DOI: 10.20286/hrj-010205

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saberifar R. The effect of social capital on mental health of citizens (Case Study: Mashhad). hrjbaq. 2016; 1 (2) :105-112
URL: http://hrjbaq.ir/article-1-31-en.html

City Planning Group; Payame Noor University, Tehran, Iran , saberifar@yahoo.com
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Introduction: Among the factors effective in deter-mining the mental health of individuals, cultural factors and different social contexts have special status. One of the factors that if recognized can have a role in the quality of mental health among the citizens and is considered as the missing link in mental health is social capital. The aim of this study was to analyze the relationship between social capital and mental health among the citizens of Mashhad at twenty-year-old and more in 1394.

Materials and Methods: The method of this research was surveying or measurement based and belonging to the correlative type. The statistical population was the citizens over 20 years and the number of participants was 1741521 in Mashhad in the year 1394 (2015). The sample consisted of 300 persons selected by using Cochran formula. Data were obtained through Urban HEART questionnaire for social capital and for mental health the standard SCL-90 questionnaire. Data were collected by using multi-stage quotas sampling and by applying analyzed SPSS software were analyzed.

Result and conclusion: In all 300 adults were studied, there was relationship between mental health and individual trust, social cohesion, and social support while mental health and social trust and collective relations did not show significant association. The findings suggest that there is a mutual relationship between mental health and social capital.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2016/02/11 | Revised: 2016/11/23 | Accepted: 2016/05/21 | Published: 2016/05/24 | ePublished: 2016/05/24

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