Multidimensional approach to link between trust and health before and after COVID-19: Nationwide investigations based on social capital theory

The current research was part of a larger project, funded by the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK), examining the link between psychosocial factors and health-related outcomes. A pilot study showed that the items could adequately be used, and bivariate relationships were consistent with the hypotheses. In Study 1, the hypotheses were examined in a representative sample of the Turkish population. Bonding and linking aspects were positively related to SRH; however, bridging aspect and interaction between bonding and linking aspects were not related to SRH. In Study 1, a follow-up analysis was conducted to examine the same hypotheses using a multilevel modeling framework accounting for the interdependency between different regions where individuals are nested in those regions of Turkey. A theory-driven variable, i.e., income inequality, was added as a region-level predictor in the analysis. Findings showed that there could be regional discrepancies in terms of social capital dimensions and SRH. In Study 2, I aimed to examine the same relationship patterns to see whether those patterns would be consistent by counting different countries after adjusting for income inequality as a country-level predictor of SRH. Secondary data analysis was conducted on the joint data set of the last waves of the World Values Survey and European Values Study, including data from 69 countries. All hypotheses were confirmed. Findings of Study 1 were specifically discussed considering the post-disaster context due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and Study 2 was discussed considering more like a global picture regarding the same relationship patterns.


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Citation Formats
A. F. TOSYALI, “Multidimensional approach to link between trust and health before and after COVID-19: Nationwide investigations based on social capital theory,” Ph.D. - Doctoral Program, Middle East Technical University, 2022.