Volume 15, Issue 57 (7-2015)                   refahj 2015, 15(57): 109-148 | Back to browse issues page

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Mousavi T, Shiani M S, Fatemi Nia S, Omid Nia S. Conceptual expanding of social capital with social health approach. refahj. 2015; 15 (57) :109-148
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Introduction: social capital is the most important of concept that considered by scholars, in this sense health scholar considered it in particular way. This study examine the relationship of social capital and social health with theatrical analysis of researches and studies that did in this arena. There are two approach: first approach assumption that two concepts are independent and social capital is independent variable, and social health is dependent variable.in Second one, there is conceptual blending between them.

Critical review: there are three different approaches to social health determinants of health, social health of society and social health of individual. Determinants of health is trying to identify and determine the variables that provided condition and areas were effected on social health. Social health of individual is the process of citizenship in social affairs. Indeed if people social participations are more in the society, not only individual social health will increase but also have consequences that social health indexes will strengthen. In other word, these three approaches are the complete pattern of social health that have own policies, planning, performance and results. Therefore, it seems that it’s better to consider all approaches simultaneously for accurate and fair assessment of social health condition in a country.

Discuss: individuals with the same social and economic status may have different level of social capital. Thus, individual and psychological characters could explain this different. In other word, with regarding that social health is subjective known as an aspect of social capital that is being indicate of personality potential for developing relations. Blending view include psychological aspect in related to social capital and social health that is individual capacity for participating in the society.

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Received: 2015/09/26 | Accepted: 2015/09/26 | Published: 2015/09/26

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