Advisor(s) - Committee Chair
Dr. John Musalia (Director),Dr. Jerry Daday,Dr. Amy Krull
Department of Sociology
Master of Arts
There were three focal objectives of this research. The research aimed to determine whether an association exists between perception of financial strain and involvement in campus clubs and organizations, actual finances, and involvement in clubs and organizations, and the levels of social capital generated by involvement in campus clubs and organizations. Results indicate that the perception of financial strain has no significant effect on involvement in campus clubs and activities. The analysis also reveals that actual finances have an insignificant relationship with involvement in campus clubs and organizations. There were significant relationships revealed when social capital was measured. The research found a significant positive relationship between level of involvement and job connections, new acquaintances, dating relationships, close friends, trust other club members to listen, trust other club members to help in a crisis, reciprocity, and obligation to participate. The cross-tabulations between level of involvement and the variables general trust, influence on identity, and influence on tolerance produced no significant relationships.
Inequality and Stratification | Organizational Behavior and Theory | Sociology
Penick, Jalandra Michelle, "Finances, Social Capital, and College Organizational Membership" (2009). Masters Theses & Specialist Projects. Paper 80.