Social Capital and Technological Literacy in Taiwan

Hsieh-Hua Yang, Fen Fen Huang, Yi-Horng Lai, Hung-Jen Yang, Jui-Chen Yu
2012 The Scientific World Journal  
The burgeoning interest in social capital within the technology community represents a welcome move towards a concern for the social elements of technological adaptation and capacity. Since technology plays an ever larger role in our daily life, it is necessary to articulate social capital and its relationship to technological literacy. A nationwide data was collected by area sampling, and position generator was used to measure social capital. Regression model was constructed for technological
more » ... iteracy. Age, gender, education, income, web access, and social capital were included as independent variables. The results show that age, gender, education, web access, and social capital were good predictors of technological literacy. It is concluded that social capital is helpful in coping with rapid technological change. Theoretical and empirical implications and future research are discussed.
doi:10.1100/2012/149132 pmid:22619593 pmcid:PMC3349098 fatcat:vkrmmzgzjjfcharlgqf4gzo74e