The Role of Social Capital in the Academic Achievement of Students: a case of Agriculture Students at Razi University

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The main purpose of this study was to investigate the role of social capital in the academic achievement of agriculture students at Razi University. The Statistical population of this study consisted of all seniors agricultural students at Razi University (N= 257), 154 samples were selected on the basis of the proportionate stratified sampling method. The main instrument in this study was a questionnaire which its validity was confirmed by the panelof experts and its reliability was established by Cronbach's Alphacoefficient (α>0. 70). For analyzing data in two parts of descriptive (frequency, percent, mean and standard deviation) and inferential (mean comparison, correlation analysis and path analysis) statistics SPSS and LISREL software were used. The results of correlation analysis showed that there was positive and significantly correlation between social capital and academic achievement (P< 0. 01). Also, results of path analysis indicated that social capital had a positive and significant effect on students’ academic achievement (γ= 0. 83, t= 11. 44, R2= 0. 69). Results of this study can have practical implications concerning academic achievement of agricultural students for higher agricultural education managers, planners and educators.


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