عنوان مقاله [English]
نویسندگان [English]چکیده [English]
Societal capital and mental health are two preventive factors which can prevent members of societies from committing criminal behaviors and any sort of deviation, so that these individuals could harmonize their behaviors with the society norms. The present research aims at reviewing the impact of societal capital on mental health of youngsters ranging from 18 to 25 in Sanandaj. With respect to this objective and research variables, eight hypotheses have been developed. The research is of applied type, and from its nature viewpoint is of descriptive and survey type, and from analysis point of view is of comparative type. N=112 including young delinquent prisoners in Sanandaj central prison. On the other hand, 112 ordinary young men at the same age who live in the same neighborhood where prisoners live have been selected for comparison. Mental health standard questionnaire ( GHQ28) and societal capital questionnaire were given to the respondents in both groups. With regard to information analysis, in addition to using descriptive statistics method, regression test has been used for testing the hypotheses. The results of data analysis indicate that there is not significant relationship between societal capital and its constituents (contribution, correlation and social trust) and mental health of delinquent youngsters in Sanandaj.