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A Quantitative Study of Social Capital Components, Self-Reported Health Status and Social Determinants of Health

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dc.contributor.author Cudmore, Karen
dc.date.accessioned 2012-09-18T14:24:18Z
dc.date.available 2012-09-18T14:24:18Z
dc.date.issued 2012-09-18
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10464/4104
dc.description.abstract This quantitative descriptive co-relational study used telephone survey interviews and stratified random sampling to collect data related to Social Capital (SC) and its components (trust and safety, reciprocity, civic engagement and collective action) and selected determinants of health variables in Niagara Region, Canada. Among the four components of social capital, trust and safety levels were highest among all participants (m=5.42, SD=1.0), with community engagement yielding the lowest mean score for the sample (m=1.93, SD=.8). Reciprocity had the strongest association with all other components of SC (r=0.51). Those most likely to report low levels of SC and health were unattached and low-income females. Males were more likely to report higher trust and safety levels and higher levels of self-rated health. In this study, a linear relationship between self-reported health status and SC was not found. Marital and employment status were associated with differences in mean scores of SC and self-reported health. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Brock University en_US
dc.subject Social Capital Health Determinants en_US
dc.subject Niagara en_US
dc.title A Quantitative Study of Social Capital Components, Self-Reported Health Status and Social Determinants of Health en_US
dc.type Electronic Thesis or Dissertation en_US
dc.degree.name M.A. Applied Health Sciences en_US
dc.degree.level Masters en_US
dc.contributor.department Applied Health Sciences Program en_US
dc.degree.discipline Faculty of Applied Health Sciences en_US
dc.embargo.terms None en_US


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