Panagiotis Giavrimis, Souzanna-Maria Nikolaou


The COVID-19 pandemic has had an impact on people’s social interaction and has brought about changes in key social institutions, such as education or economy. The individuals’ social capital in a context, characterized by the limitation of their social activities, social distancing, minimization of face-to-face communication, is considered a very important and necessary element for social inclusion. This paper examines the university students’ social capital during the pandemic period. The research followed the quantitative design and the sample of the research consisted of 260 university students. The results of the research showed that in the spatiotemporal context of a society affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, high social capital can create the proper conditions for positive social relations and student interactions. Cognitive development does not seem to differ from social capital.


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