The Social Sciences

Year: 2018
Volume: 13
Issue: 9
Page No. 1404 - 1407

Social Capital in the Community Empowerment at Makassar City

Authors : Husain Hamka and Hernawan

Abstract: This research aims to assess and analyze the elements of social capital in the community empowerment at Makassar City. This type of research with qualitative descriptive phenomena. Qualitative research analysis model is designed such that it can uncover significant issues related to the focus of the research problem. Informants consisted of Head of Social Services of Makassar as key informants, Chairman of the Planning and Development of City of Makassar, departmental heads social services, district head of Wajo, village head of Melayu and community leaders. Data collected by observation, interview and documentation. Data analysis technique used starting with data collection, data reduction, data presentation and conclusion. The results showed that the elements of social capital in a community consists of, trust, cohesiveness, altruism, attitude of not selfish and not individualistic and mutual cooperation, empathy and helping others and social networking and collaboration. These elements are social capital in empowering local communities to build places of worship, clean up the environment, help people in the affected areas and various community development activities.

How to cite this article:

Husain Hamka and Hernawan , 2018. Social Capital in the Community Empowerment at Makassar City. The Social Sciences, 13: 1404-1407.

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