Cultivating Social Capital: Dimensions of Friendship Quality among the Afars of Ethiopia
Suadiq Sufian Ali1, Rajashikor Mahana2

1Suadiq Sufian Ali, P.H.D, Department of Sociology, Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology University, Odisha, India.

2Rajashikor Mahana, P.H.D, Department of Anthropology, Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology University, Odisha, India

Manuscript received on 15 May 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 22 May 2019 | Manuscript Published on 08 June 2019 | PP: 103-107 | Volume-8 Issue-7C May 2019 | Retrieval Number: G10170587C19/19©BEIESP

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Abstract: This paper intends to provide an insight into the cultivation of social capital. To this end, the paper employs a cross sectional survey design for the purpose of collecting relevant data through quantitative methods. The collected data for the sample of 390 respondents were examined using Exploratory Factor Analysis (EFA) to check the reliability and validity of items included in Friendship Quality and Generalized Trust Scales. Ordinary Logistic Regression (OLS) also conducted on the dimensions of friendship quality as a predictor variable and general trust as an outcome variable. The regression analysis shows that dimensions of friendship quality such as the provision of help, mutual acceptance and perceived feeling of safety tend to affect social capital positively and significantly. The finding implies that high friendship quality has influence on the cultivation of social capital in Afar pastoral community of Ethiopia.

Keywords: Social Capital, Friendship Quality, Trust, Closeness, Help.
Scope of the Article: Analysis of Algorithms and Computational Complexity