ERIC Number: ED214057
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Social Network Formation of Entering College Freshmen.
Perl, Harold I.
The examination of the functioning of social networks has been used to understand how individual and environmental characteristics can mediate the availability of social support. To examine the relationship between personal attributes, psychosocial environmental attributes, and the interaction between these variables, 92 entering college freshmen completed scales measuring social adaptation response patterns, perceptions of social environment and structures of social networks. Both personological and environmental variables tended to predict various, though different, social network variables. Social exploration preference was a useful construct in the examination of social network and adaptation variables. The findings suggest that the formation, structuring, and functioning of social networks need further examination with a more uniform methodology. (Author/JAC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Social Networks
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (89th, Los Angeles, CA, August 24-26, 1981).