Volume 22, Issue 134 (8-2015)                   RJMS 2015, 22(134): 76-83 | Back to browse issues page

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Explore the factors affecting components of social capital in female-headed households by using path analysis. RJMS 2015; 22 (134) :76-83
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Background: The purpose of this study was to explore the factors affecting components of social capital in female-headed households by using path analysis.

Methods: This is a cross-sectional study which was carried out on female-headed households. In this study, all female-headed households were referring to the two areas of Tehran Town Hall. The data were collected using the Word Bank Social Capital (SC-IQ) which it’s validly and reliability has been confirmed. The questionnaire contains 6 components with 39 questions. Data analysis was used by software SPSS (version 22) and the software AMOS (version 22) for path analysis.

Results: The average age of participants was 40.6(±9) years. The majority of women heads of household (%60.3) were unemployed. The results showed that among the components of social capital, participation in group work were significantly association with educations of women heads of household. Also, income significantly association with all components of social capital, except political empowerment. In this study, the political empowerment component was not found significantly association with any of the demographic variables (p>0.05).

Conclusion: Income and education variables effect on female-headed households’s social capital in the Tehran city. By providing these indicators, especially in the field of promotion of women households can increasing the physical, psychological and social relationship promote of women and ultimately diminish the negative charge of these groups in our society.

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