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نویسندگان [English]چکیده [English]
Social capital is considered as a tool used to attain other kinds of capitals such as economic, human, and cultural. Family is one of the important institutions influenced by social capital. Therefore, this research mainly seeks to investigate the relationship between family social capital and drug abuse among young people in Qaemshahr. In this study, Colman’s theory has been employed for research theoretical framework. This research is survey-based and the instrument to collect the data is questionnaire. The relationships among the questionnaire elements have been determined by Cronbach and it has been validated through face validity. The population includes young people of Qaemshahr who were between 17 and 25 at the time of conducting the study. A sample of 400 participants was selected using random sampling method. The independent variables which form an analytic model to explain dependent variable (i.e. drug abuse) are structural social capital inside family, structural social capital outside family, cognitive social capital inside family, and cognitive social capital outside family. The findings show that there is a significant relationship between family social capital and its dimensions and drug abuse. Multiple regression results indicate that among the dimensions, cognitive social capital inside family (-0.384) is the most powerful predictor of drug abuse behavior among young people.