عنوان مقاله [English]
Introduction: The purpose of this study was to examine the role of cultural and social capitals on the study rate of public library users in Kermanshah.
Methodology: The research was a correlational and structural equation modeling study. The research instrument was questionnaire. The statistical population of this study included included active members of the public libraries. Sampling method was Simple random. Using SPSS and LISREL software, the data were analyzed in two levels of descriptive and inferential statistics.
Findings: The findings showed that cultural and social capitals and all of their variables had significant relationship with study rate of public library users in Kermanshah. In other words, the study of public library users can be predicted based on cultural and social capitals.
Conclusion: The results of this study supported Bourdieu's theory. People with higher levels of cultural and social capitals, spend more time studying. So, considering the components of cultural and social capitals, it will increase the study rate. In this regard, Public libraries can have main roles as centers for the promotion of socio-cultural development. Holding meetings, workshops and conferences related to study, public libraries can contribute to that rolls in community.
Keywords: cultural capital, social capital, study rate, Kermanshah public libraries.