Planning and Development: Social Capital and Promoting Mental Health

  •  Nour Mohammad Yaghoubi    
  •  Masoumeh Zare Kaseb    
  •  Sayed Moslem Sayedalhosseini    
  •  Jamshid Moloudi    
  •  Homayoon Nori    


During the planning and development of a country, social capital along with natural, human and physical capitals is considered as input and output of development. In underdeveloped countries, social capital is called as missing link development. According to the impact of this factor on varicose aspects of human life and more importantly on Mental Health, the present study attempted to identify the main factor of Mental Health and how to increase it by Social Capital and its dimensions (Cognitive, Relative and Structural Capitals). Present study researchers have used the Social capital and Mental Health theories, application survey and questionnaire. In present research the sample size consists of 264 employees (59 women and 205 men) that were selected at random from 243 small and medium enterprises located in Science and Technology Park. Data analysis was carried out by using the statistical program packages SPSS 17.0, AMOS SPSS 16.0.1 and LISREL 8.54. Results of the present study were illustrated that there is significant relationship between Social capital and its dimensions and Mental health in the present companies (p<0/01). The results of Enter Regression showed that predictor variables significantly (cognitive, relative and structural capital) have determined 47.7 % of the variance of Mental Health together. Also the result of LISREL statistical software was illustrated that the data of present study involve significant goodness of fit. Also the interesting results were obtained from Regression analysis and Factor Analysis to predict Social capital and its dimensions on the mental health that will watch in the present study.

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