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dc.contributor.authorWestern, J
dc.contributor.authorStimson, R
dc.contributor.authorBaum, S
dc.contributor.authorVan Gellecum, Y
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T15:08:55Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T15:08:55Z
dc.date.issued2005
dc.date.modified2008-11-11T22:40:21Z
dc.identifier.issn0034-3404
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/00343400500328222
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.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherRoutledge
dc.publisher.placeAbingdon, UK
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.informaworld.com/smpp/title~content=t713393953~db=all
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom1095
dc.relation.ispartofpageto1109
dc.relation.ispartofissue8
dc.relation.ispartofjournalRegional Studies
dc.relation.ispartofvolume39
dc.rights.retentionN
dc.subject.fieldofresearchUrban and Regional Planning
dc.subject.fieldofresearchHuman Geography
dc.subject.fieldofresearchApplied Economics
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1205
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1604
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1402
dc.titleMeasuring community strength and social capital
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.date.issued2005
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorBaum, Scott


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