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.

Abstract

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.

Impact and interest:

Citation counts are sourced monthly from Scopus and Web of Science® citation databases.

These databases contain citations from different subsets of available publications and different time periods and thus the citation count from each is usually different. Some works are not in either database and no count is displayed. Scopus includes citations from articles published in 1996 onwards, and Web of Science® generally from 1980 onwards.

Citations counts from the Google Scholar™ indexing service can be viewed at the linked Google Scholar™ search.

Full-text downloads:

29 since deposited on 05 Jul 2016
29 in the past twelve months

Full-text downloads displays the total number of times this work’s files (e.g., a PDF) have been downloaded from QUT ePrints as well as the number of downloads in the previous 365 days. The count includes downloads for all files if a work has more than one.

ID Code: 96007
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

Export: EndNote | Dublin Core | BibTeX

Repository Staff Only: item control page