The Relationship Between the Curriculum of Higher Education and Social Capital

Forouzan Tonkaboni, Alireza Yousefy, Narges Keshtiaray

Abstract


This study analyzes the relationship between curriculum for higher education system and social capital. For this purpose, 150 subjects were selected by randomized sampling method using correlation method. Participants completed researcher-made questionnaire of curriculum and social capital. Validity and reliability coefficients of questionnaires, calculated by retest and Cronbach’s alpha coefficient, were 0.40 and 0.50, respectively. Research findings suggest that there was a significant and negative relation between scientific-educational objectives of curriculum and social participation but positive relation with social trust. However, there was a significant and positive relation between social and economic objectives of curriculum and social participation and negative relation with social trust. Further, there is a significant and positive relation between need assessment and social participation and trust.


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5296/jet.v1i1.4599

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