Social capital is implicit in the fields of sociology and anthropology towards understanding social cohesion, integration and collective action. Embedded in relationships, social capital is considered a resource with multiple functions but remains an elusive construct and subject to variety of interpretations. Social capital is least understood among forms of capital. The author s practice in development work for two decades indicate that social capital contributes to transformative learning among parties involved. However, the interface of social capital and learning remains under-explored territory in the literature. This dissertation provides evidence that social capital and transformative learning are linked. The plausible two-way cause and effect relationships indicate functional interconnection. Seven hypotheses synthesize the findings of this research and could start the formulation of a theory on social capital-transformative learning interconnectivity. This study also illuminates a new research niche, integrating the two traditionally disparate disciplines of sociology and adult education.
|Author||Eduardo A. Sabio|
|Publisher||LAP Lambert Academic Publishing|