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ERIC Number: EJ832143
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Feb
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 50
ISSN: ISSN-1367-6261
Five Dimensions of Social Capital Theory as They Pertain to Youth Studies
Bassani, Cherylynn
Journal of Youth Studies, v10 n1 p17-34 Feb 2007
Social capital theory has developed over the past two decades and has become increasingly popular among youth studies scholars, as well as among policy and program researchers. Despite its wide usage, the theory's utility is limited and largely unknown because researchers typically only test one of the theory's core dimensions: whether social capital influences youths' well-being. This paper examines the five main dimensions of social capital theory that have been discussed in a fragmented manner throughout the youth studies literature in an attempt to aid researchers in their conceptualization and operationalization of social capital and their testing of theory. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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