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The Formation of Social Capital in Rural Tourism Development: Awareness of the Community Leader

PARK YONGSOON 1 Ko, Dong Wan 1

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ABSTRACT

This study explores community leaders’ awareness of social capital based on interviews of two rural community leader groups in South Korea. In this study, group interviews were conducted for the leaders of two rural communities, and the linkages between the keywords derived through language network analysis were examined. As a result, structural social capital emphasized the role of leaders in the relationship between the transparency of community organization operations and the decision-making process and administration. Cognitive social capital emphasized the integrative role of the leader who can lead to trust, faith, and participation among community residents. The major contribution of this study in confirming that community leaders' awareness of social capital is equally important in both structural and cognitive aspects. Community leaders are somewhat lacking in terms of the structural and cognitive capacity of social capital.

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This paper was written with support from the National Research Foundation of Korea.