Assessment of Social Capital towards Civic Engagement: Difference between Pakistani and Chinese Youth

  • Rahib Ali Jalalani
  • Dr Naimutullah Shah
  • Dr Ghazala Shoukat
Keywords: Youth, Civic engagement, bonding social capital, Bridging social capital, Trust

Abstract

This research assesses the social capital towards civic engagement between Pakistani and Chinese youth by using the quantitative approach. Path relations were measured through Structural Equation Modelling to measure bonding, bridging social capital trust and civic engagement. The results indicate that there is a significant path relationship between bonding social capital and bridging social capital towards civic engagement between Pakistani and Chinese youth while path relationship trust towards civic engagement was found not significant in youth population of both countries. The impact of bonding and bridging social capital towards civic engagement has different patterns and degrees. Hence, both societies need different patterns of social development.

Published
2019-11-22
Section
Articles