Social capital and lifelong education are mutually dynamic causation. In other words, people learn certain areas through social relationships, and as institutionalized education increases, education outcomes increase in certain areas. The role of social networks, norms and beliefs promoting learning culture has a continuing significance throughout the entire lifetime. This study analyzed the associations of social capital through lifelong education to derive systematic and comprehensive conclusions about the results of a systematic study by applying meta-analysis.
The mean effect of the combined total of 96 cases, which explains the link between lifelong education and social capital, was 0.411 (CI = 0.379 to 0.443). The link between lifelong education and social capital means that there is a positive effect. Based on the standard value of Cohen (1988), the overall effect of the Cohen (1988) showed that the overall effect size was slightly higher than the medium size. The combined effect of the social capital is 0.414 (0.360, 0.468) and the public confidence effect is 0.400 (0.332, 0.468) and historic confidence effect of 0.446 (0.373, 0.525). The overall size of the whole norm is 0.386 (0.330, 0.443), the nominal norm effect size is 0.419 (0.345, 0.494) and the reciprocal effect of 0.446 (0.286, 0.445). Finally, the combined effects of the network are 0.423 (0.368, 0.479) and the participating network effect size is 0.345 (0.270, 0.420) and shaping net effects of 0.456 (0.384, 0.527). More than medium size (0.3) is shown in all variables, and in the lower standard, the effects of networks, trust and norms are large.
In conclusion, lifelong education has shown that it is effective in shaping social capital in all areas. Social equity and life-long education shows that lifelong education can enable lifelong education, enabling lifelong education and easy integration of social capital through lifelong education.