عنوان مقاله [English]
Order and security are fundamental indicators of human welfare and necessary for the growth and promotion of society and individuals. The relationship between social trust and sense of security among Tehrani citizens is examined and guidelines for its development are proposed.
The method of research is that of survey. The population consists of Tehrani citizens residing in 22 districts of Tehran, above the age of 15. The sample size is determined to be 384 using Cochran formula. The sampling technique is multistage cluster sampling and the instrument used for for data collection is questionnaire.
Findings of the research indicate that the sense of security is dependent on age and education. Age and sense of security are positively correlated; however, education and sense of security are negatively correlated. There was no significant difference between males and females regarding the sense of security. Moreover, there is a positive correlation between trust and sense of security. On the other hand, the sense of security among Tehrani citizens is under the average level.
The development of social trust may lead to an increase in the sense of security. There is a strong correlation between institutional trust and sense of security; therefore, improving the performance of institutions and preventing soft crimes in organizations, especially the ones responsible for social order, can be highly influential in the increase of the sense of security as an important indicator of social welfare and development. Cultural and educational planning can also improve the social trust.