The ROLE OF SOCIAL CAPITAL: ADJUSTMENT OF AFRICAN STUDENTS AT IIUI

Role of Social Capital: Adjustment of African Students at IIUI.

Authors

  • Kareem Abdul Rahmon Olawale Department of Sociology Faculty of Social Sciences, International Islamic University, Islamabad
  • Dr. Muhammad Babar Akram Department of Sociology Faculty of Social Sciences, International Islamic University, Islamabad
  • Nusrat Azeema Allama Iqbal Open University, Islamabad

Keywords:

Social capital, African students, Social networks, Emotional adjustment, Self confidence

Abstract

Social interactions are beneficial to individuals who are already part of a social network; social capital is an investment in social ties such as networks, support, and trust (Coleman, 1988). The more we have social networks, connections and friends, the bigger we have social capital (Ferlander, 2007). The majority of students were from Somalia and Nigeria, they all were Muslims, and the majority of respondents were from Undergraduate programs. During the lecture, the African students were comfortable with the English language and they preferred the English language outside the class, too. African students used 44% Facebook the most, 39% used WhatsApp the most and 17% used Instagram. Most of them are light users, so 36% spend less than 1 hour on most used social media. We conclude that most of the African students were emotional adjust and self-confident. African students’ Bridging, bonding, and linking social capital aids intellectual, social, and personal adjustment within university life and outside of the institute. The strength and quality of these partnerships depend on context and individual circumstances.

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2023-09-01

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Olawale, K. A. R., Akram, D. M. B., & Azeema, N. (2023). The ROLE OF SOCIAL CAPITAL: ADJUSTMENT OF AFRICAN STUDENTS AT IIUI: Role of Social Capital: Adjustment of African Students at IIUI. Academic Student Research Journal, 1(1), 20. Retrieved from http://sppc.pk/index.php/asrj/article/view/6