English title: Development of the social capital questionnaire in Greece

Author(s): George Kritsotakis - Antonis D. Koutis - Athanassios K. Alegakis - Anastas E. Philalithis -

Language: English

Type: Journal article

Year: 2008

Abstract

The Greek version of the social capital questionnaire (SCQ-G) was evaluated in a sample of 521 adults drawn from three different urban areas in Greece. Exploratory factor analysis followed by multi-trait scaling yielded six factors: Participation in the Community, Feelings of Safety, Family/Friends Connections, Value of Life and Social Agency, Tolerance of Diversity, and Work Connections. The factor solution is similar to the patterns identified originally in Australia and the US. Variations suggest that social capital does not share the same structure in different countries. The SCQ-G is a useful scale to measure individual-level social capital in Greece. Social capital measurement tools should be validated in each cultural or national setting in which they are used. © 2008 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Res Nurs Health 31:217–225, 2008

Volume: 31

Issue: 3

From page no: 217

To page no: 225

Refereed: Yes

DOI: 10.1002/NUR.20250

Journal: Research in Nursing & Health

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