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Adapted Social Capital Assessment Tool (SASCAT)

The short version of the Adapted Social Capital Assessment Tool (SASCAT) is a 9-item measure. It was used to measure the individual social capital of caregivers of children aged 1 and 8 years old in order to explore the association between caregivers’ social capital and different aspects of child well-being. Meanwhile, it could also be used to measure ecological social capital by administering it to a representative sample of a community and aggregating their responses.

Categories

Geographies Tested: Peru,Vietnam

Populations Included:

Age Range: Adults

Items:

Group membership items
1. In the last 12 months have you been an active member of any of the following types of groups in your community?

Response Options:
1. Work relatedtrade union
2. Community associationco-op
3. Women’s group
4. Political group
5. Religious group
6. Creditfuneral group
7. Sports group
8. Other: specify

Support from groups items
2. In the last 12 months, did you receive from the group any emotional help, economic help or assistance in helping you know or do things?

Response Options:
1. Work relatedtrade union 2. Community associationco-op
3. Women’s group
4. Political group
5. Religious group
6. Creditfuneral group
7. Sports group
8. Other: specify

Support from individuals items
3. In the last 12 months, have you received any help or support from any of the following, this can be emotional help, economic help or assistance in helping you know or do things?

Response Options:
1. Family
2. Neighbours
3. Friends who are not neighbours
4. Community leaders
5. Religious leaders
6. Politicians
7. Government officialscivil service
8. Charitable organisationsNGO
9. Other: specify

Citizenship activities items
4. In the last 12 months, have you joined together with other community members to address a problem or common issue?
5. In the last 12 months, have you talked with a local authority or governmental organisation about problems in this community?

Response Options:
0 = No
1 = Yes

Cognitive social capital items
6. In general, can the majority of people in this community be trusted?
7. Do the majority of people in this community generally get along with each other?
8. Do you feel as though you are really a part of this community?
9. Do you think that the majority of people in this community would try to take advantage of you if they got the chance?*

Response Options:
0 = No
1 = Yes

*This variable has been reverse coded so that high scores indicate more social capital.

Scoring Procedures

Not Applicable

Original Citation

De Silva, M. J., Harpham, T., Tuan, T., Bartolini, R., Penny, M. E., & Huttly, S. R. (2006). Psychometric and cognitive validation of a social capital measurement tool in Peru and Vietnam. Social Science & Medicine, 62(4), 941-953. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2005.06.050

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