Relationship between social trust and civic indifference among students

  • Alireza Sanatkhah Islamic Azad University, Kerman, Iran
  • Afsaneh Shiravani Department of Sociology, Kerman Branch, Islamic Azad University, Kerman, Iran
Keywords: interpersonal trust, public trust, institutional trust, social indifference.


The objective of the work is to investigate the relationship between social trust and social indifference of citizens. The sample of study is students of the Islamic Azad University of Kerman. In this research, the opinions of Fukuyama, Giddens and Hirschi have been used. The statistical population of research consists of all students of Islamic Azad University of Kerman in 2017 and the sample of the research has been estimated at 400. The research sampling method is a kind of probabilistic methods and has been sorted by clustering method. The results of multivariate regression analysis indicate: cultural trust variable had the most significant effect on the social indifference. This coefficient has been reported negative to be -0.274. After that, the social class has the greatest effect on the social indifference. This is a negative coefficient of - 0.230. On the other hand, the relationship between public trust and political trust with social indifference has also been reported significant and negative.


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Author Biographies

Alireza Sanatkhah, Islamic Azad University, Kerman, Iran

Assistant professor of Department of Sociology, Kerman Branch, Islamic Azad University, Kerman, Iran

Afsaneh Shiravani, Department of Sociology, Kerman Branch, Islamic Azad University, Kerman, Iran

Department of Sociology, Kerman Branch, Islamic Azad University, Kerman, Iran


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Sanatkhah, A., & Shiravani, A. (2018). Relationship between social trust and civic indifference among students. Amazonia Investiga, 7(15), 345-355. Retrieved from