Altruism, social interaction, culture, and social capital

Sigit Triandaru

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Abstract

Purpose: This paper explains the relationships among altruism, social interaction, culture, and social capital. Findings: The theoretical models developed here show that, through social interaction, cultural process creates higher average level of psychological altruism and also a more uniform level of psychological altruism of a society. Moreover, social capital can be defined and measured as the average level of psychological altruism of a society. Practical and Social implications: This precise definition for social capital is important to prevent it from being variably translated into many indicators or variables in research. This variability can undermine both the ability to compare one research to another as well as the accuracy of the results.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)83
Number of pages1
JournalExpo 2012 Higher Degree Research : book of abstracts
Publication statusPublished - 2012
EventHigher Degree Research Expo (8th : 2012) - Sydney
Duration: 12 Nov 201213 Nov 2012

Keywords

  • altruism
  • social interaction
  • culture
  • social capital

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