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An empirical assessment of individual-level determinants of social capital in Central European countries


  • Jose Mondejar-Jimenez
  • Juan-Antonio Mondejar-Jimenez
  • Maria-Leticia Meseguer-Santamaria
  • Manuel Vargas-Vargas


This paper carries out an empirical assessment of the influence relationship between personal attitudes and several measures of social capital in some Central European Countries (CEC). Using the World Values Survey dataset, the model measures three main social capital dimensions (institutional trust, social participation and political participation) and four personal attitudes factors (collectiveness, education, gender differences and work). The analysis provides relevant information about personal determinant of social capital, in its political approach and, also, about the key role of institutional trust for civic engagement in social and political participation.

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  • Jose Mondejar-Jimenez & Juan-Antonio Mondejar-Jimenez & Maria-Leticia Meseguer-Santamaria & Manuel Vargas-Vargas, 2011. "An empirical assessment of individual-level determinants of social capital in Central European countries," Journal of East European Management Studies, Rainer Hampp Verlag, vol. 16(3), pages 237-250.
  • Handle: RePEc:rai:joeems:doi_10.1688/1862-0019_jeems_2011_03_mondejar-jimenez

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    Central European countries; civic engagement; PLS models; social capital; trust;

    JEL classification:

    • J53 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor-Management Relations, Trade Unions, and Collective Bargaining - - - Labor-Management Relations; Industrial Jurisprudence
    • M21 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Economics - - - Business Economics
    • P20 - Economic Systems - - Socialist Systems and Transition Economies - - - General
    • P31 - Economic Systems - - Socialist Institutions and Their Transitions - - - Socialist Enterprises and Their Transitions


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