عنوان مقاله [English]
The aim of this study is the effectiveness of social capital on sharing knowledge amongst the Agricultural Engineering students of Islamic Azad University, Science and Research Branch, Tehran. The current study is applicable in the case of purpose and correlational descriptive survey in the case of the method of data collection. The statistical population was the aforementioned students from which 200 people were randomly chosen based on Cochran’s formula. The data collection tools included two questionnaires of social capital and knowledge sharing. Validity was confirmed through pilot implementation, and content through the judgement of experts and the comprehensive review of the literature. Reliability was calculated by Cronbach’s Alpha including 0.790 for the social capital questionnaire and 0.89 for the knowledge sharing questionnaire which indicate the high reliability. The data was analyzed by SPSS Software and also through Pearson’s Correlation Test and Regression Test. In the study, there was a positive and significant relationship between social capital as a whole and its dimensions including structural, communicative and cognitive social capital, and knowledge sharing amongst the students (P < 0.05). The dimensions of structural, communicative and cognitive social capital indicated a 77% of the changes of knowledge sharing. The conclusion includes the effectiveness of social capital on knowledge sharing. It is thus recommended that the policy-makers and planners of the education sector should take this matter into account for better planning and improving the outcome of education system.