S-Space Graduate School of Public Administration (행정대학원) Dept. of Public Administration (행정학과) Korean Journal of Policy Studies (정책논총) Korean Journal of Policy Studies (정책논총) vol.23(2) (2009)
The Impact of Social Capital on Satisfaction with National Policy
- Park, Soonae; Hwang, Dukyun
- Issue Date
- Korean Journal of Policy Studies, Vol.23 No.2, pp. 201-223
- This study analyzes the impact of social capital on national policy satisfaction
in Korea. Although social capital has been investigated in previous studies,
most of them have been limited to the local government level. This study concerns
national policies and uses data from the 2007 Survey of Citizen Perceptions
of the Public Sector. In total 1,200 people responded from across the country.
Using factor analysis, social capital factors were extracted: participation in political
networks, participation in nonpolitical networks, trust in others, and altruism.
Trust in others was statistically significant to all levels of policy satisfaction;
however, other variables were significant only to certain policies. Unexpectedly,
participation in political networks, by means of political demonstrations and
online debate, was not significant with regard to satisfaction with any policy.