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TRAMES. A Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences
ISSN 1736-7514 (Electronic)
ISSN 1406-0922 (Print)
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INDIVIDUALISM-COLLECTIVISM AND SOCIAL CAPITAL AT THE INDIVIDUAL LEVEL; pp. 205–217

Full article in PDF format | doi: 10.3176/tr.2012.3.01

Authors
Mai Beilmann, Anu Realo

Abstract

Contrary to a widely held belief, a strong positive association between individualism and social capital can be observed at the cross-national level of analysis (Realo and Allik, 2009). The present study examines the relationship between social capital and individualism-collectivism at the individual level using nationally repre­sentative sample of adults from The Estonian Survey of Culture and Personality (N = 1,451). Results suggest that only one component of individualism—mature self-res­ponsibility – but also peer- and society-related forms of collectivism, exhibited positive associations with social capital. Thus, although the positive relationship between individualism and social capital seems to hold in some respects at the individual level, the relationship between social capital and different components of individualism-collectivism appears rather multi-faceted.


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