عنوان مقاله [English]
The objective of this study was to analyze non-financial farming production cooperatives and the role of social capital in Khuzestan province. This research was an applied type study and causal relationship method was used. The population (N=3273) included members of farming production cooperatives in Khuzestan Province. Sample size (n=203) was determined by using Cochran formula. Content and face validity of the questionnaire obtained by a panel of experts consisting of faculty members and cooperative specialists. A pilot test was conducted. Questionnaire reliability was estimated by calculating Cronbach’s alpha. Reliability for the overall instrument was estimated at 0.72. For data analysis SPSS 19 software was used. Results of Spearman correlation coefficients showed that there was a significant difference between social awareness, social trust, social cohesion, social participation, total social capital, and the performance of farming production cooperatives in Khuzestan province (modern management indicators ) at the 99% level of confidence. The results of the regression analysis indicated that the three independent variables, social participation, social awareness, and social trust determined 58.5 percent of the variations in the dependent variable explained. Independent variable of social participation had the most significant role regarding the cooperative performance.