An investigation of the antecedents and the influence of social capital: A multilevel analysis based in Bhutan
Choden, Phuntsho (2016) An investigation of the antecedents and the influence of social capital: A multilevel analysis based in Bhutan. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.
The antecedents and consequences of social capital were investigated in this thesis, in the context of addressing the conceptual debate as to whether social capital is an individual or a group based phenomenon. The social status of individuals and the rurality of place of residence were both found to play a significant role in determining the social capital of an individual. Investigating the consequences of social capital on self-rated happiness and health status, it was found that both individual and context level social capital were important, particularly in determining an individual’s level of happiness. Findings showed that social capital comprised of both individual and group aspects. By investigating social capital in Bhutan, the thesis contributes to understanding the operation of social capital in a developing country context.
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|Item Type:||QUT Thesis (PhD)|
|Supervisor:||Cox, Stephen & Bradley, Lisa|
|Keywords:||Social capital in Bhutan, Social network, social trust, and civic activity, social interactions, multilevel modelling, rural/urban neighbourhoods, Happiness, self-rated health status|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School|
|Institution:||Queensland University of Technology|
|Deposited On:||05 Jul 2016 01:06|
|Last Modified:||05 Jul 2016 01:14|
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