Appraisal support: Information that is useful for self-evaluation.
Complexity: Extent to which social relations serve many functions.
Density: Extent to which network members know & interact with each other.
Directionality: Extent to which members of the dyad share equal power and influence.
Emotional closeness: See intensity/strength.
Emotional support: Expressions of empathy, love, trust and caring.
Formality: Extent to which social relationships exist in the context of organizational or institutional roles.
Geographic dispersion: Extent to which network members live in close proximity to focal person.
Homogeneity: Extent to which network members are demographically similar.
Informational support: Advice, suggestions, and information.
Instrumental support: Tangible aid and service.
Intensity/strength: Extent to which social relationships offer emotional closeness.
Reciprocity: Extent to which resources and support are both given and received.
Social Network: Web of social relationships that surround individuals.
Social Support: Consists of 4 dimensions - emotional, informational, instrumental, appraisal.