|Emotional (1)||1. Expressions of empathy, love, trust and caring|
|Homogeneity (6)||2. Tangible aid and service|
|Instrumental (2)||3. Advice, suggestions, and information|
|Informational (3)||4. Information that is useful for self-evaluation|
|Reciprocity (9)||5. Extent to which network members know & interac with each othe|
|Density (5)||6. Extent to which network members are demographically similar|
|Intensity/Strength (12)||7. Extent to which network members live in close proximity to focal person|
|Appraisal (4)||8. Extent to which members of the dyad share equal power and influence|
|Geographic Dispersion (7)||9. Extent to which resources and support are both given and received|
|Directionality (8)||10. Extent to which social relations serve many functions|
|Complexity (10)||11. Extent to which social relationships exist in the context of organizational or institutional roles|
|Formality (11)||12. Extent to which social relationships offer emotional closeness|
- What is the difference between paths 1 and 3, 2 and 2a, 4 and 4a?
Answer: The presence of a stressor.
- Which constructs are used to describe social support? Social networks as a whole? Relationships within a social network?
Answer: Social support: Emotional, Instrumental, Informational,Appraisal,Social network as a whole - Homogeneity, Density Geographic dispersion, Directionality,Network relationships - Reciprocity, Complexity, Formality, Intensity/Strength
- What are some suggested considerations that should be made when selecting an appropriate social networks or social support measure?
Answer: (Varies). General considerations include validity and reliability data when used in similar investigations or with similar populations, which constructs should be measured based on study design.
- Why is mediation analysis so important for the testing the social networks model?
Answer: Only 1 pathway hypothesizes a direct effect. In order to fully examine relationships, it is necessary to go beyond assessing correlates and extrapolating.