The ISSP 2017 Social Networks and Social Resources Module

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serval:BIB_93F9EE8A1290
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Collection
Publications
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Title
The ISSP 2017 Social Networks and Social Resources Module
Journal
International Journal of Sociology
Author(s)
Sapin Marlène, Joye Dominique, Wolf Christof
ISSN
1557-9336
Publication state
Published
Issued date
31/01/2020
Volume
50
Number
1
Pages
1-25
Language
english
Abstract
This special issue introduces the 2017 Social Networks and Social Resources module of the International Social Survey Programme (ISSP). This module has been newly developed based on specific, up-to-date theoretical and methodological foundations. Within certain limits the designers of this module aimed at allowing comparisons with the previously fielded ISSP modules on Social Networks from 1986 and 2001. The module encompasses measures on social capital and social resources, assessed by both a position generator and questions on social resources coming from network members or formal organizations. They are complemented by other important social network dimensions capturing network structure and opportunities to access and mobilize social relationships. A strength of the new module is to assess multiple dimensions of social networks and social resources, which are crucial either for instrumental or expressive outcomes also introduced in the survey. The special issue includes first an introduction presenting the motivations behind the 2017 new module on Social Networks and Social Resources, the underlying model of the final questionnaire, a description focusing on the core of the social networks and resources measurement with some descriptive results on social capital, network support and sociability, and open the discussion towards some research questions it allows to examine in a comparative perspective.
Keywords
Social networks, social capital, social resources, International Social Survey Programme, comparative analysis
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15/01/2020 14:06
Last modification date
25/02/2020 7:19
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