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dc.contributor.authorWestern, Johnen_US
dc.contributor.authorStimson, Roberten_US
dc.contributor.authorBaum, Scotten_US
dc.contributor.authorvan Gellecum, Yolandaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T12:36:56Z
dc.date.available2017-04-24T12:36:56Z
dc.date.issued2005en_US
dc.date.modified2008-11-11T22:40:21Z
dc.identifier.issn0034-3404en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/00343400500328222en_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/20362
dc.description.abstractMeasuring community strength and social capital, Regional Studies 39 , 1095-1109. Five case study communities in both metropolitan and regional urban locations in Australia are used as test sites to develop measures of 'community strength' on four domains: Natural Capital; Produced Economic Capital; Human Capital; and Social and Institutional Capital. The paper focuses on the fourth domain. Sample surveys of households in the five case study communities used a survey instrument with scaled items to measure four aspects of social capital - formal norms, informal norms, formal structures and informal structures - that embrace the concepts of trust, reciprocity, bonds, bridges, links and networks in the interaction of individuals with their community inherent in the notion social capital. Exploratory principal components analysis is used to identify factors that measure those aspects of social and institutional capital, while a confirmatory analysis based on Cronbach's explores the robustness of the measures. Four primary scales and 15 subscales are identified when defining the domain of social and institutional capital. Further analysis reveals that two measures - anomie, and perceived quality of life and wellbeing - relate to certain primary scales of social capital.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherRoutledgeen_US
dc.publisher.placeAbingdon, UKen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.informaworld.com/smpp/title~content=t713393953~db=allen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom1095en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto1109en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue8en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalRegional Studiesen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume39en_US
dc.rights.retentionNen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode370401en_US
dc.titleMeasuring community strength and social capitalen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.date.issued2005
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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