Volume 13, Issue 2 (7-2018)                   Salmand: Iranian Journal of Ageing 2018, 13(2): 222-235 | Back to browse issues page

XML Persian Abstract Print

Download citation:
BibTeX | RIS | EndNote | Medlars | ProCite | Reference Manager | RefWorks
Send citation to:

sedaghatzadeghan@pnu.ac.ir S, danesh P, baghery H. The Comparison of Familial Social Capitals With and Without the Elderly. Salmand: Iranian Journal of Ageing. 2018; 13 (2) :222-235
URL: http://salmandj.uswr.ac.ir/article-1-1307-en.html
1- Department of Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Parand Branch, Payame Noor University, Parand, Iran. , Sedaghatzadegan@pnu.ac.ir
2- Department of Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Parand Branch, Payame Noor University, Parand, Iran.
Abstract:   (3367 Views)

Objectives The goal of the study is to compare the social capitals of two groups of families (families with and without the elderly).
But some scholars of social sciences have introduced family life as the ashlar of social capital and have stated that the root of today’s social chaos is the lack or absence of it.
So family as an independent capital has a close relationship with other important capitals in the society. Therefore, reinforcing and consolidating family and bringing ethics back to family and its members are the responsibilities of public that may promote the important social capitals.
Methods & Materials The current study has been done on the authentic statistical society consisting of 384 people from families of four-fold areas of Qom using the survey method, questionnaire technique, and cluster and accidental samples. So, with regards to social and conventional criteria, the city was divided into 5 regions, and then one street was chosen randomly in each of those regions. Then according to the population in each region, 100 respondents were randomly selected from one or two blocks in each region for this study. A total of 97% of the respondents were male, and 8% were female. Half (50%) of the respondents were in the age group of 26 to 55 years, 33% were aged 36 to 45 years, and the other 17% were over 45 years of age.
Results We found that there was no meaningful difference between intra-familial cognitive social capital between two groups with or without the elderly. However, there was a significant difference between the groups with respect to capital and external cognitive structural social.
No significant difference was observed between the two groups with respect to the basic variables such as gender, education, age, the number of children, and occupation.
Conclusion Based on the obtained results, it can be said that the presence of elderly in the family increases family social capital and decreases major moral issues in the society.
Governments, supporting the elderly and their needs, including health care and pharmaceutical costs, economic supports, etc., provide conditions for the elderly to accompany their children and increase family social capital.

Full-Text [PDF 1172 kb]   (1460 Downloads) |   |   Full-Text (HTML)  (1388 Views)  
Type of Study: Research | Subject: Social
Received: 2017/09/09 | Accepted: 2017/12/31 | Published: 2018/06/22

1. Winter I. Towards a theorised understanding of family life and Social Capital. Melbourne: Australian Institution of Family Studies; 2000.
2. Putnam RD. Bowling alone: America's declining social capital. Journal of Democracy. 1995; 6(1):65-78. [DOI:10.1353/jod.1995.0002] [DOI:10.1353/jod.1995.0002]
3. Frhadtvsky S, Zare M. [The study of social capital in the life of Imam Ali (Persian)]. Paper presented at: The International Conference on Cultural and Social Studies of religious-Ghadir. 19 May 2016; Rasht, Iran.
4. Hassan tabar M. [The relationship between familial social capitals and educational success in children (Persian)] [MSc. thesis]. Tehran: Al-Zahra University; 2005.
5. Shayesteh S. [The study of the relationship between social capital and cultural, family and social health of youth (Persian)] [MSc. thesis]. Tehran: Al-Zahra University; 2015.
6. Boby E. Research Methods in the Social Sciences [R. Fazel, Persian trans]. Tehran: Samt; 2009.
7. Rafipour F. [The researches and thought: Introduction of research methods social and researches society (Persian)]. Tehran: Enteshar; 2008.
8. Coleman J. Foundations of Social Theory [M. Saboori, Persian trans]. Tehran: Nei; 1998.
9. Varmazyar M. [The study of condition familial social capital among high school students in Sanandaj (Persian)]. Zeribar. 2008; 12(65-66):129-146.
10. Gholamikotnaee K, Ghorbannejadsharoudi Y. [A survey on the effect of family social capital on youth addiction (Qaemshahr) (Persian)]. Contemporary Sociological Research. 2014; 3(4):115-139.
11. Fazel R, Soleimani M, Rashidi R. [Familial social capital and the factors affecting it (A case study in Qom) (Persian)]. Sociological Studies of Iran. 2011; 1(2):41-54.
12. Navabakhsh M, Vahedi M. [Study of the relationship between social capital of family and student behavioral abnormalities (Persian)]. Pajooheshha-ye Jame'eshenakhti. 2010; 4(4):83-92.

Add your comments about this article : Your username or Email:

Send email to the article author

Rights and permissions
Creative Commons License This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.

© 2021 CC BY-NC 4.0 | Iranian Journal of Ageing

Designed & Developed by : Yektaweb