Mobilising Social Capital in Healthcare Industry of Pakistan
Keywords:Social Capital, Bridging, Bonding, Individualistic approach, Collective approach, Religiosity culture, Social identity
This study intended to learn the mobilization of social capital for the access to better health care facilities emphasizing the role of religiosity culture and social identity. Social capital was limited to religiosity culture and the social identity using the bonding and bridging concepts for this study. The three variables gauged in the study were social capital, religiosity culture and social identity which are barely used for the health care industry. The target population was public health care practitioners of the Federal Capital with sample size of 215 doctors and nurses over a period of six months. The data was quantitative and analyzed through co-relational tests. Questionnaire was developed for the study using the validity and reliability statistics. However, the results from the study reflected the significant impact of religiosity culture and social identity. Thus, it was concluded that positive and negative externalities affect the social identity in the creation of social capital. The findings of this study can provide a framework for future reference and to the policy makers in enhancing the social responsibility through mobilization of social capital of healthcare professionals in the industry.
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