Researching social capital in education: Some conceptual considerations relating to the contribution of network analysis

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

22 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

This article discusses conceptual considerations for social capital research in education from a social network perspective. Specifically, the article raises three key conceptual issues that call for further elaboration of concepts of social capital: redefining potential resources as accessible but un-utilized sources of social capital; differentiating social capital itself from the process of social capital formation; and investigating both network orientation of resource-seekers and willingness of resource-givers. Based on these three conceptual issues, the article suggests conceptual considerations relevant to each issue for social capital research in education.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)779-792
Number of pages14
JournalBritish Journal of Sociology of Education
Volume31
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Nov 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education
  • Sociology and Political Science

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Researching social capital in education: Some conceptual considerations relating to the contribution of network analysis'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this