Linking Cultural Capital With Subjective Well-Being and Social Support: The Role of Communication Networks

Seungyoon Lee, Jae Eun Chung, Namkee Park

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This study examines the ways in which different forms of cultural capital are associated with college students’ subjective well-being and social support. Results show that when social capital is accounted for, cultural capital derived from sports participation was positively associated with subjective well-being and social support. Further, the size and density of discussion networks about culture were positively associated with well-being and social support in general, while the heterogeneity of networks was negatively related. Findings from this study extend previous research on cultural capital by (1) drawing attention to the inclusive aspect of cultural capital, (2) examining online cultural participation as well as multiple forms of cultural activities including popular and sporting events, (3) applying the literature on interpersonal discussion networks to the context of culture and demonstrating the value of communicative action about cultural experiences, and (4) understanding the implications of cultural capital in a college setting.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)172-196
Number of pages25
JournalSocial Science Computer Review
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Apr 1

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Library and Information Sciences
  • Law


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