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This article is from Medical Journal of the Islamic Republic of Iran, volume 28.AbstractBackground: The aim of this study was to investigate the psychometric properties of Social Capital Questionnaire SCQ developed by Onyx and Bullen 2000 among a sample of medical science students in Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran and to compare the factor analysis with findings from two previous studies in Australia and the United States. Methods: Multistage cluster sampling was employed to recruit 293 medical science students Male: 95-Female: 198 from 7 faculties in Tehran University of Medical Sciences. After translating SCQ into Persian applying back-translation technique and three-stage consensus panel, the questionnaires administered to the respondents and they were asked to complete them. Statistical Analysis was performed using SPSS version 16.0 for Windows. Results: Exploratory Factor Analysis EFA was conducted to evaluate factor structure of the Persian SCQ PSCQ,which showed a moderate replicability, validity, and reliability Cronbach alpha= .79 to those found in previous studies. Twelve factors extracted with eight values greater than 1 which altogether accounted for 76.23% of the total variance. Applying Cattells scree test, it was indicated that between seven and eight factor sextracted. The correlations between factors were detected in the low at the lowest 0.002 to modest at the highest 0.614 range. Conclusion: The differences found in the factor analysis between the studies may be ascribed to the various types of populations studied. Despite the difference in populations studied, our findings support the meaningful nessof P-SCQ as an instrument that is worthy of further attention for use in social health researches, although more studies are recommended to help researchers in comparing its variety in dimensions of different communities.



Author: Yari, Arezoo; Nadrian, Haidar; Rashidian, Hamideh; Nedjat, Saharnaz; Esmaeilnasab, Nader; Doroudi, Rajabali; Hoursan, Haydeh

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