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Id 113
Author Lee, S., ; Chung, J., E.; Park, N.,
Title Linking Cultural Capital With Subjective Well-Being and Social Support: The Role of Communication Networks.

Lee, S.; Chung, J.E.; Park, N. (2016). Linking Cultural Capital With Subjective Well-Being and Social Support: The Role of Communication Networks. Social Science Computer Review, 34(2): 172-196.

Keywords Cultural capital; Online cultural participation; Communication and discussion networks; Subjective well-being; Social support
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Abstract This study examines the ways in which different forms of cultural capital are associated with college students’ subjective well-being and social support. Results show that when social capital is accounted for, cultural capital derived from sports participation was positively associated with subjective well-being and social support. Further, the size and density of discussion networks about culture were positively associated with well-being and social support in general, while the heterogeneity of networks was negatively related. Findings from this study extend previous research on cultural capital by (1) drawing attention to the inclusive aspect of cultural capital, (2) examining online cultural participation as well as multiple forms of cultural activities including popular and sporting events, (3) applying the literature on interpersonal discussion networks to the context of culture and demonstrating the value of communicative action about cultural experiences, and (4) understanding the implications of cultural capital in a college setting.

Metodology A survey was administered to a sample of about 500 undergraduate students. Hierarchical regression analysis was performed with regard to overall life satisfaction, mental health, and perceived social support.

Findings Overall results suggested that “Being involved in cultural pursuits similar to peers and thus being able to communicate and socialize with them seem important in college students’ context” (p. 188). However, some forms of cultural participation (e.g. online highbrow culture) were negatively associated with social support, while there was also a negative association between off-line popular cultural participation and mental health.
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DOI 10.1177/0894439315577347
Search Database WoS (Web of Science)
Technique Questionnaire; Statistical analysis
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