عنوان مقاله [English]
In last two decades because of relating the concept of social capital with fundamental social components including social Awareness, participation, trust, coherence and networks has emphasized to societies sustainable development especially rural communities. Therefore achieving to sustainable rural development, social capital is essential. So the main purpose of this study was based on explanation the role of social capital in sustainable rural settlements development. This is a survey research that uses descriptive-analytical methods and a questionnaire as research tool. The statistical population was included all heads of households in 83 villages of Bayzaa District of Sepidan county of Fars Province. Among these population 260 heads of households were selected by Cochran formula and using the multi-stage random sampling as statistical sample. The Mean, variance and standard deviation to be used to describe the data and to analyze them Pearson correlation coefficient and multiple regression analysis were used. The findings revealed a significant relationship between the components of social capital and the sustainable rural settlements development at 99% level. Also social participation, trust, coherence and networks were determined as predictor elements and explained 40.3% of variance of sustainable rural settlement development.