Social capital in youth volunteerism

Mohd Hafiz Mohd Nor, Asmidar Alias, Mohd Faizal Musa

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Abstract

The theoretical framework of social capital suggests that individuals bound together in dense social networks, and infused with the norms of reciprocity and trust, are better able and more inclined to act collectively for mutual benefits and social purposes as opposed to atomized individuals. The objective of the social capital model is to improve and maintain society well-being and the economic efficiency. 'Social capital' is a contemporary idea defined by Robert Putnam (2000) as those connections among individuals, social networks and the norms of reciprocity and trustworthiness that arise from them. This notion is therefore seen as "sociological superglue" that holds society together. The effectiveness depends strongly on a structural and cultural phenomenon. Recently, volunteerism has flourished within youths which have given beneficial effects to local communities. It is worth to scrutinize the elements of social capital within voluntary activities. Thus, youth volunteerism is studied and highlighted based on the social capital model suggested by Putnam (2000). This study is to inspect factors that bind youth in society as with the case study of Teach for the Needs (Malaysia) Berhad (TFTN). A field study is conducted whereby questionnaires were distributed to 100 respondents. Data collected were analysed using SPSS programme. Findings indicate that the norm of reciprocity and trust have a positive relationship with youths' skills and commitments.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)176-187
Number of pages12
JournalPlanning Malaysia
Volume16
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018
Externally publishedYes

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volunteerism
social capital
reciprocity
social network
trustworthiness
economic efficiency
SPSS
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well-being
youth
commitment
questionnaire
economics
community
Society
norm
society

Keywords

  • Social capital
  • Structural phenomenon
  • TFTN
  • Youth volunteerism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Urban Studies

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Nor, M. H. M., Alias, A., & Musa, M. F. (2018). Social capital in youth volunteerism. Planning Malaysia, 16(4), 176-187.

Social capital in youth volunteerism. / Nor, Mohd Hafiz Mohd; Alias, Asmidar; Musa, Mohd Faizal.

In: Planning Malaysia, Vol. 16, No. 4, 01.01.2018, p. 176-187.

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Nor, MHM, Alias, A & Musa, MF 2018, 'Social capital in youth volunteerism', Planning Malaysia, vol. 16, no. 4, pp. 176-187.
Nor MHM, Alias A, Musa MF. Social capital in youth volunteerism. Planning Malaysia. 2018 Jan 1;16(4):176-187.
Nor, Mohd Hafiz Mohd ; Alias, Asmidar ; Musa, Mohd Faizal. / Social capital in youth volunteerism. In: Planning Malaysia. 2018 ; Vol. 16, No. 4. pp. 176-187.
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