Conceptualizing and Measuring Sense of Social Trust

  • Shijie Jing
Part of the Research Series on the Chinese Dream and China’s Development Path book series (RSCDCDP)


Social trust plays a crucial role in the social life of human beings. It is not only an effective channel for individuals to reduce their psychological complexity and get their own security, but also an effective social integrated force maintaining social order and promoting social cooperation, harmony and stability. Since China’s economic society has entered its comprehensive transition phase, the interpersonal trust model built on the basis of familiarity and interpersonal relationships is facing unprecedented challenges. The trust structure of the whole society tends to dissociation and disintegration. Meanwhile, a new type of trust structure based on the spirit of the new social life has yet to be fully established. These two problems intertwine as society undergoes a “confidence crisis”.


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  • Shijie Jing
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  1. 1.BeijingChina

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