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Community Social Capital

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

Categories

Geographies Tested: Uganda

Populations Included: Female, Male

Age Range: Adults

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

Scoring Procedures

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

Original 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

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Formative Research

Qualitative Research

Existing Literature/Theoretical Framework

Field Expert Input

Cognitive Interviews / Pilot Testing

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