Exploring Perceived Neighbourhood Social Capital

  • Anna LaneEmail author


A survey of older people’s perceptions of their social capital was implemented in Bukit Panjang town, Singapore. Complementing the on-site observation study (Chap.  7), this survey was administered at four different public spaces and elicited information on socio-demographics, neighbourhood connections, social and civic participation, helping behaviour, trust, neighbourhood facilities and problems.


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This project was led by Principal Investigator, Dr. Belinda Yuen. Colleagues, Parvathi Nair, Penny Kong and Adithi Moogoor assisted with designing the study protocol and instruments, data collection and/or analysis. Dr. Anna Lane contributed to writing the study report. We acknowledge the survey respondents who generously gave their time and shared their experience with the research team.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Singapore University of Technology and DesignSingaporeSingapore

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