Community Social Capital

Community Social Capital is a 6-item measure of the resources gained through social relations among members of neighborhood.


ITEMS:

1. This is a close-knit community.
2. People in this community can be trusted.
3. People in this community will intervene if someone's children were engaging in delinquent behavior.
4. In this community, if you perform a favor for one of your neighbors, they will likely return the favor at some future date.
5. One of the norms in this community is that people help one another.
6. In this community, it is common for ordinary people to participate in one or more social, business, or community organizations.

Response Options:
5-point Likert scale
Strongly disagree - 1
Strongly agree - 5

CATEGORIES:


GEOGRAPHIES TESTED:

Uganda

POPULATIONS INCLUDED:
Female
Male

AGE RANGE:
Adults

Scoring Procedures:

The average of the 6 items is taken to calculate the total score.

PRIMARY CITATION:

Paek, H. J., Lee, B., Salmon, C. T., & Witte, K. (2008). The contextual effects of gender norms, communication, and social capital on family planning behaviors in Uganda: a multilevel approach. Health Education & Behavior, 35(4), 461-477. https://doi.org/10.1177/1090198106296769

Psychometric Score:

FORMATIVE RESEARCH

 Qualitative Research

 Existing Literature/Theoretical Framework

 Field Expert Input

 Cognitive Interviews / Pilot Testing

RELIABILITY

 Internal

 Test-retest

 Interrater

VALIDITY

 Content

 Face

 Criterion (gold-standard)

 Construct

Psychometric Scoring

MEDIUM
Total Score: 3.00/8 Points (MEDIUM) 

Citation Frequency

HIGH

KEY

 FULL POINTS
 PARTIAL POINTS
 NOT ASSESSED
 NOT APPLICABLE

For more details, see Scoring Methodology

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