sociological theory of trust; interpersonal trust; positional trust; procedural trust; procedural trust; institutional trust; system trust; entrepreneurs; socjologiczna teoria zaufania; zaufanie interpersonalne; zaufanie instytucjonalne; zaufanie systemowe; przedsiębiorcy
Górnośląskie Studia Socjologiczne, Nr 1 (2010), s. 192-206
The article presents research results of the study of entrepreneur’s trust objects. Within
studied sample, entrepreneurs indicated extraordinarily high levels of general trust.
The theoretical framework of the study was based on Piotr Sztopka’s sociological theory of
trust. In relation to thit theory, further, more specified research questions were formulated, concerning
different types of trust, mainly: interpersonal trust, positional trust, procedural trust, institutional
trust, system trust.
The research was conducted in Poland utilizing standardized sociological interviews as a research
method on a sample of 249 randomly selected participants in the 2008.