The Relationship between Social Capital and Organizational Indifference among the Central headquarters of Kerman University of Medical Sciences
Sabbah Faezeh1, Beheshtifar Malikeh2*
1. MSc Student, Department of Management, Azad University, Kerman, Iran.
2. Assistant Professor, Department of Management, Azad University, Rafsanjan, Iran
*Correspondence: Rafsanjan, Velayat autoban, Azad University, Rafsanjan.
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Introduction: The indifference of staff to their organizational problems is an issue affecting most governmental and some non-governmental organizations in Iran. This study aimed to examine the relationship between social capital and organizational indifference among the central headquarters of Kerman University of Medical Sciences.
Methods: This cross-sectional descriptive- analytic study was performed on 181 Headquarters staff of Kerman University of Medical Sciences selected through random sampling method in 2015. For the measurement of social capital, a standard questionnaire consisted of three dimensions of cognitive, relationship and structural and to assess staff indifference, a questionnaire included 33 questions were used. Data analysis was performed through SPSS 20 software package
Results: From all, 76.24% were female and 22.09% were male. Social capital and its components had inverse relationship with organizational indifference; that is, social capital increase was associated with decrease of organizational indifference of the staff.
Conclusion: According to the obtained results, social capital, as one of the most important assets of the enterprise, can help organizations to create and share knowledge. It provides them a persistent organizational advantage compared with other organizations. Social capital decreases organizational indifference among staff and provide a condition for them to attempt in achieving the organization goals.
Keywords: Social capital, Indifference, Organizational indifference, Staff, Kerman University of Medical Sciences
Citation: Sabbah F, Beheshtifar M. The Relationship between Social Capital and Organizational Indifference among the Central headquarters of Kerman University of Medical Sciences. Journal of Health Based Research 2016; 2(3): 289-298.