Community Social Capital is a 6-item measure of the resources gained through social relations among members of neighborhood.
Geographies Tested: Uganda
Populations Included: Female, Male
Age Range: Adults
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.
5-point Likert scale
Strongly disagree - 1
Strongly agree - 5
The average of the 6 items is taken to calculate the total score.
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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