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dc.contributor.authorMeyer, Samantha B
dc.contributor.authorLuong, Tini C N
dc.contributor.authorWard, Paul Russell
dc.contributor.authorTsourtos, George
dc.contributor.authorGill, Tiffany
dc.date.accessioned2013-01-29T01:56:06Z
dc.date.available2013-01-29T01:56:06Z
dc.date.issued2010
dc.identifier.citationMeyer, S., Luong, C.N., Ward, P.R., Tsourtos, G., & Gill, T.K., (2010, August). Investigating Australians’ trust: findings from a national survey. In Social Policy Innovation in the Era of Social Transformation. The 6th International Symposium and Lectures on Social Policy, Chinese Sociological Association, University of Zhejiang, China, 939-963.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2328/26589
dc.description.abstractTrust has been identified as an indicator within Social Quality theory. As an important component of social quality, trust has become increasingly important in modern society because literature suggests that trust in a number of democratic countries is declining. Modern technologies and specialties are often beyond the understanding of lay individuals and thus, the need for trusting relations between lay individuals and organisations/individuals has grown. The purpose of the study was to examine the extent to which Australians (dis)trust individuals and organisations/institutions. A national postal survey was conducted with 1044 respondents recruited using the electronic white pages directory. Findings from multivariate analyses suggest that income, age, sex, and health status are associated with trust in groups of individuals and trust in organisations/institutions. The findings highlight populations where trust needs to be (re)built. Future government policy and practice should utilise these findings as a means of facilitating social quality.en
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherChinese Sociological Associationen
dc.subjectPublic healthen
dc.subjectSociologyen
dc.subjectTrusten
dc.subjectSurveyen
dc.titleInvestigating Australians’ trust: findings from a national survey.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.rights.licenseIn Copyright
local.contributor.authorOrcidLookupTsourtos, George: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4151-8856en_US
local.contributor.authorOrcidLookupWard, Paul Russell: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5559-9714en_US


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