The relationship between adolescents’ social capital and individualism-collectivism in Estonia, Germany, and Russia

Beilmann, Mai; Mayer, Boris; Kasearu, Kairi; Realo, Anu (2014). The relationship between adolescents’ social capital and individualism-collectivism in Estonia, Germany, and Russia. Child Indicators Research, 7(1), pp. 589-611. Springer 10.1007/s12187-014-9232-z

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The present study examines the relationship between adolescents’ social capital and individualism-collectivism using data from the Value of Children Study (Trommsdorff and Nauck, 2005) from Estonia (N=228), Germany (N=278), and Russia (N=280). Two social capital indexes for adolescents (measuring parental social capital and peer-group social capital) were developed for the analysis. The COLINDEX Scale (Chan 1994) was used to measure individualistic and collectivistic values. In all three countries collectivistic values predicted parental social capital whereas individualistic values predicted peer-group social capital. There were also a few country-specific relationships between the constructs, with collectivism and peer-group social capital being positively related in Estonia and individualism and parental social capital signif- icantly negatively correlated in Russia. The current analysis suggests that during the adolescence, collectivistic values are more likely to be related to higher levels of parental social capital and individualistic values to higher levels of peer-group social capital. Therefore, it seems that at the individual level and for adolescents the individualism and collectivism are related to different forms of social capital in the different manner.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Psychology > Cognitive Psychology, Perception and Methodology

UniBE Contributor:

Mayer, Boris

Subjects:

100 Philosophy > 150 Psychology

ISSN:

1874-897X

Publisher:

Springer

Language:

English

Submitter:

Nora Preuss

Date Deposited:

02 May 2014 09:28

Last Modified:

09 Mar 2015 12:15

Publisher DOI:

10.1007/s12187-014-9232-z

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/46385

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