عنوان مقاله [English]
The Relationship Between forms of Capital and Happiness Among the Marginalized and non-marginalized: A Case Study of Tabriz City
Mohammad Abbaszade, Davvod Ghasemzadeh , Noshin Saleh
Received: 1/4/2015 Accepted: 5/2/2017
In recent decades, research on the positive aspects of human life has increased and undoubtedly one of the most important areas of today human life is joy and happiness. This study investigates the relationship between levels of happiness among marginalized and non-marginalized people of Tabriz and forms of their capital. In order to measure the happiness levels a survey applying an Oxford Happiness Questionnaire among 300 people through multistage cluster sampling was done. Findings show moderate to high levels of happiness among the subjects and different types of capital (social, cultural and economic) have significant and positive relationship with happiness. Also the regression results indicate that the independent variables were entered into the study explained 14% of the variance in happiness. Results suggest that social and cultural capital plays a major role in levels of happiness but economical capital has a little role in explanation of happiness among the marginal and non-marginalized in Tabriz. According to the findings economical capital is also significant and effective but in order to increase happiness and subjective well-being of study subjects, the focus of policy making and cultural planning should be more on social and cultural capital.
Keywords: Social Capital, Economical Capital, Cultural Capital, Happiness, Marginalization.
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